§ Mr. Raph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish a table showing how many people were made redundant in each of the nationalised industries for which he has responsibility in 1979 and 1980, the total cost of redundancy payments, and the minimum, maximum and average payments made in each case.
§ Mr. Fowler
Since nationalised transport industries do not maintain centrally complete records on redundancies the full information requested could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, British Rail and the British Transport Docks Board have furnished the following data:
my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment, but this is merely a reference to the possibility as part of the council's justification for its own policies. There is little likelihood of funds being available for a bypass for many years, as we have many high priority schemes competing for funds in the national programme. We therefore, intend to carry out a less ambitious improvement at the western approach to the village where there have been a number of accidents.