§ Mr. Soames
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance he has given to the metropolitan county councils and the Greater London council under the provisions of the Transport Act 1983 about protected levels of revenue support to public transport in the next financial year.
§ Mr. Ridley
I have given these authorities guidance, under the provisions of section 4(5) of the Transport Act 1983, that the maximum amounts of revenue grants which it would in my opinion be appropriate for them to make in the year beginning 1 April 1984 are:
Authority Protected Expenditure Level (PEL) £ million Greater London 266* Greater Manchester 50
Authority Protected Expenditure Level (PEL) £ million £ million Merseyside 43 South Yorkshire 36 Tyne and Wear 22.5 West Midlands 30 West Yorkshire 46 * Including £141 million in respect of capital grants by the GLC in aid of London Transport's provision for depreciation and renewals.