HC Deb 17 October 1994 vol 248 cc97-9W
Mr. Spearing

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what date has been set for the completion of

supplementary grant in the years specified for local authorities in each region. Resources are distributed to individual local authorities on the basis of the bids contained in their annual transport policies and programme submissions. TSG is paid at a rate of 50 per cent. of accepted expenditure, after adjustment for underspending in previous years.

Mr. Tipping

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much transport supplementary grant was paid out in total to each English region for each of the past five years; and if he will express this for each year in total and for each region in terms of transport supplementary grant per capita and transport supplementary grant per kilometre of road.

Mr. Norris

The figures are shown in the following table.

electrification of the West London line between Clapham and Willesden Junction; and if he will now initiate a study of the benefits arising from running a frequent urban electric ring-rail service from North Woolwich to Woolwich Arsenal via these junctions.

Mr. Norris

The West London line electrification scheme was completed in July 1993. However, this scheme did not include one short stretch of line between Mitre Bridge and Willesden Junction which will form part of the north London works, due to be electrified late next year.

Studies into the feasibility of new rail services, such as a ring-rail service, are a commercial matter for British Rail train operating units and Rai1track.

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