HC Deb 14 October 1991 vol 196 c107W
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.