HC Deb 29 November 1978 vol 959 cc237-8W
22. Mr. Ron Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many section 8 grants, amounting to what total sum of money, have been made in the past 12 months; and if he is satisfied with progress made under this provision of the Railways Act 1974.

Mr. William Rodgers:

Since 1st December 1977, 23 schemes affecting 3.5 million tons of freight traffic, and involving grant of £6.1 million have been agreed. The scheme is working well.