HC Deb 12 March 1951 vol 485 c119W
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.