§ Mr. Keith Hill
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what will be the continuing sum available for the Office of Passenger Rail Franchising over the next three financial years for the support of passenger services both franchise and those operated by British Rail.
§ Mr. Watts
An estimated £1,800 million of grant to support passenger services will be provided in 1995–96 467W of which £1,610 million will be paid by the Office of Passenger Rail Franchising to British Rail and franchisees, and £190 million will be paid by the Department of Transport to passenger transport authorities.
Estimates of the level of grant support for later years are not yet available.