§ Mr. Fernyhough
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the total grant made to railways and to public road passenger transport in the years 1973, 1974 and 1975.
§ Dr. Gilbert
Following is the information:
£million at outturn prices 1973 1974 1975‡ Railways 180 390 510 Public road passenger transport* 60 85 75 † * Financial years. † Excluding rate support grant and transport supplementary grant. ‡ Estimated.
Apart from new bus grant and bus fuel grant, Exchequer assistance towards local 372W authority expenditure on transport services is now largely given through rate support grant and transport supplementary grant. Local authorities determine their own priorities within these block grants.