§ 27. Mrs. Currie
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what grants are available to promote the transfer of freight traffic from road to rail; and how much was spent under these grants for the most recent year available.
§ Mr. Freeman
Grants for rail freight facilities are available under section 8 of the Railways Act 1974. For the financial year 1990–91 payments to industry amounted to just under £3.5 million.