§ Mr. Gregory
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the current subsidy from public funds per passenger mile for (a) rail and (b) bus and coach services; and what were the figures in 1981–82 and 1982–83.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The following are broad estimates of subsidy in pence per passenger mile for Great Briatin as a whole:
Rail Bus and Coach 1981–82 4.6 2.7 1982–83 5.0 3.4
It is not yet possible to estimate the rates of subsidy for the current financial year.