HC Deb 08 November 1979 vol 973 c273W
Mr. Alton

asked the Minister of Transport what information he has of comparative figures for rail sidings grants awarded per year for Great Britain, France and the Federal Republic of Germany.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

As far as I am aware, grants for rail sidings are not available in France or the Federal Republic of Germany. Grant approvals under section 8 of the Railway Act 1974 for Great Britain are as follows:

1975 3
1976 15
1977 19
1978 25
1979 (to date) 15