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THE DEATH knell for the Government's transport policy plans was sounded this week by the Parliamentary Labour Party's transport group.
In a nine-page reply the MPs slammed the Green Paper as "not so much a formulation of transport policy as an apology for cuts in expenditure."
This latest attack comes after the furious opposition that the consultative document has stirred up in almost all transport sectors — including the road haulage industry, the railways, the unions, the inland waterways and among many other interested bodies.
It will strengthen moves to defeat the policy at the Labour Party and TUC conferences and big changes are now expected when the transport White Paper is finaly produced towards the end of the year.
The Labour transport group accused the consultation document of being more concerned with immediate objectives and less with the 1990s and beyond.
The MPs dismiss most of the arguments in the Green Paper