§ Mrs. Chalker
Central Government funding in support of transport is made available to the Merseyside passenger transport executive in the form of fuel duty rebate and new bus grant. New bus grant is being phased out and will end on 31 March 1984.
In addition, the Merseyside county council receives transport supplementary grant (TSG) in support of transport expenditure on capital schemes, road maintenance, bus and rail revenue support and other items. TSG supplements the county council's revenue from rates and rates support grant.
All the relevent figures are set out in the following table.