HC Deb 05 December 1983 vol 50 c40W
43. Mr. Peter Bruinvels

asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many section 8 grants for rail and waterway freight facilities his Department has approved since (a) May 1979 and (b) June 1983.

Mr. David Mitchell

A total of 43 grants have been awarded by my Department under section 8 of the Railways Act 1974 for rail freight facilities in England since May 1979. A further five grant awards have been made since June 1983. Grants for waterway freight facilities were introduced under section 36 of the Transport Act 1981 and the first such grant in England was awarded by the Department in May 1983. Grants for projects in other parts of the country are administered by the Scottish Development Department and the Welsh Office.