HC Deb 02 March 1989 vol 148 c295W
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.