HC Deb 25 January 1972 vol 829 cc364-5W
Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total amount of special grants to nationalised industries so far agreed to enable them to observe the five per cent. ceiling on price increases; and what estimate he has made of the total cost of such grants, agreed and to be agreed, during 1972.

Mr. Maurice Macmillan

The only grants so far approved in this connection are those for the British Railways Board and the National Bus Company announced by my right hon. Friend the Minister for Transport Industries on 22nd December. I cannot anticipate how other cases will be treated.—[Vol. 828, c. 355–366.]