HC Deb 12 November 1984 vol 67 c109W
56. Mr. Coombs

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what grant he has given in the current year for rail and waterway facilities; and what effects these have had on road traffic.

Mr. David Mitchell

So far this year I have approved 12 rail grants and one waterway grant. My right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Wales and Scotland have each approved two rail grants. When built and running at full potential it is anticipated that these projects will avoid more than 200,000 lorry movements a year on environmentally unsuitable roads.