HC Deb 24 October 1972 vol 843 cc255-6W
Mr. Hicks

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give details of the routes operated by British Rail in Cornwall that are in receipt of grant aid, the financial amount payable for each route and the terminal date when the current subsidy ceases.

Mr. Peyton

Grants are being made as follows in 1972:

Service £000
Plymouth-Liskeard-Penzance 357
Plymouth-Gunnislake 122
St. Erth-St. Ives 44
Liskeard-Looe 60
Truro-Falmouth 112
Bodmin Road-Newquay 173

Further payments will be made in 1973, when the question of renewing the grants will be considered in good time before they are due to expire (31st December).

Mr. Alec Jones

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the total amount of grant paid under Section 39(1) of the Transport Act, 1968. for Welsh railway services in 1971.

Mr. Peyton

Approximately £5.1 million.