§ Mr. Ken Hargreaves
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will provide capital allocations and grant for the fire improvement works being undertaken on Merseyrail.
§ Mr. Portillo
I welcome this programme of works. I am making available capital allocations of £1.096 million to cover expenditure on certain items in this programme and I would be prepared to consider sympathetically applications for further such support in due course. In addition, I am making available grant of £316,000 to assist with expenditure in 1988–89.