HC Deb 18 October 1991 vol 196 cc253-4W
Mr. Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on current and anticipated grant for, and levels of, investment in Network SouthEast, to include the financing of the restoration of Bournemouth station.

Mr. Freeman

In 1990–91 the British Railways Board received £600 million of public service obligation (PSO) grant for the supported sectors, of which £143 million was for Network SouthEast. In 1990–91, investment in Network SouthEast was £349 million. Total PSO grant provision in 1991–92 will be at least £743 million. Planned investment by the British Railways Board in 1991–92 totals £1,095 million. It is too early at this stage to forecast the share of grant or investment for Network SouthEast. I understand from British Rail that it hopes to start restoration work on Bournemouth station in 1993–94.