HC Deb 11 February 1980 vol 978 cc461-2W
Mr. Dobson

asked the Minister of Transport what was the cost to central Government in 1978–79 and what is the estimated cost in 1979–80 of the reimbursement to British Railways and London Transport of travel concessions to certain National Freight Corporation staff formerly employed by British Railways.

Mr. Fowler

The figures are as follows:

1978–79 745,900
1979–80 1,584,500 (estimate)

Payments did not begin until the Transport Act 1978 came into force, so the payments in 1978–79 relate to only about half a year.