HC Deb 16 March 1970 vol 798 c75W
Mr. Alec Jones

asked the Minister of Transport what is the total amount of grant aid in 1970 for Welsh railway services; and how it is distributed.

Mr. Bob Brown

The total cost in 1970 of the grants I have undertaken to pay under Section 39(1) of the Transport Act, 1968, in respect of railway passenger services which operate wholly within Wales is £1,641,000.

The individual grants are as follows:

Cost in 1970
Cardiff-Rhymney 260
Cardiff-Penarth 63
Cardiff-Coryton 48
Barry Island-Cardiff-Treherbert/Methyr 683
Machynlleth-Pwllheli 239
Swansea-Carmarthen-Milford Haven 276
Llandudno Junction-Blaenau Ffestiniog 72

In addition, we have given the following grant undertakings at a total cost in 1970 of £2,601,000 (in respect of passenger services operating across the Welsh Border).

Cost in 1970
Shrewsbury-Aberystwyth 361
Wolverhampton-Wrexham-Chester 520
Chester-Llandudno-Holyhead 511
Cardiff-Bristol 246
Cardiff-Crewe 221
Swansea-Llanelli-Shrewsbury 370
Wrexham-New Brighton 256
Cardiff-Gloucester 107