HC Deb 24 May 1982 vol 24 cc230-1W
15. Mr. Delwyn Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what information he has as to the passenger cost per mile of public bus transport in the county of Powys.

Mr. Michael Roberts

None. Information on the number of passengers carried per vehicle mile is not collected by my right hon. Friend and is not required for the calculation of revenue support by the county council. I understand however, that during 1980–81 the average vehicle operating cost per mile in Powys was 68.7p

Identifiable grants and loans from the European Community†
£ million (Commitments)‡
Year European Regional Development Fund European¶ Investment Bank European Coal and Steel Community European Social Fund Total
1978 1.85 22.95 0.14 24.94
1979 3.43 105.82 109.25
1980 0.96 0.96
1981 1.21 0.07 0.03 1.31
Total 7.45 128.77 0.07 0.17 136.46


* Figures relate to the local authority administrative areas of Aberconwy, Arfon, Carmarthen, Colwyn, Dinefwr, Dwyfor, Glyndwr, Preseli, South Pembrokeshire and Ynys Mon.

† Figures are based on movements in the Index of Retail prices (1978=100)

‡ Comparisons for aid between years, whether on an actual or constant price basis, should take account of the facts that aid is related to demand and that figures are approvals of aid, actual payments of which may extend over several years.

║ Relates to the period ending 31 March 1982.

¶With the exception of one small loan (£50,000) the figures comprise loans made available for the pumped storage power station at Dinorwic.

In addition, these areas will also have benefited from the European agricultural guidance and guarantee fund for which figures are not available below the all-Wales level; from schemes assisted under the ESF which are funded on a national basis; and from certain large infrastructure schemes aided by the ERDF which straddle district council boundaries and in respect of which it is not possible to allocate resources to individual areas.