HC Deb 04 July 1983 vol 45 c35W
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.