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Railway Land

Volume 928: debated on Thursday 17 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will give a general direction to the British Railways Board to sell all the derelict land in its possession to interested parties.

Under a well-established procedure, British Railways offer their surplus land first to the appropriate local authorities. If the hon. Member has a particular problem in mind no doubt he will draw it to the attention of the British Railways Board.