§ 99. Mr. H. Hynd
asked the Minister of Transport what sum he received from suspended coal rebates under Section 87 (3) of the Transport Act, 1947, during last year; and how much of that sum was used to subsidise coastal shipping.
§ Mr. Barnes
The amount I received during the last completed financial year which ended 31st March, 1950, was£2,208,415. Of this,£408,000 was used for payments under the Coasting Liner Freight Equalisation Scheme and£235,000 was used for payments towards the cost of certain transport services in the Western Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The balance—£1,565,415—was paid to the Minister of Fuel and Power in respect of the Coal Freight Refund Scheme.