§ 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.