HC Deb 22 May 1995 vol 260 c401W
24. Mr. Illsley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the future funding of local rail services. [23903]

Mr. Watts

The Government will continue to provide funding, through the franchising director, to support local rail services. With regard to revenue support for railway passenger services funded by English passenger transport executives, my right hon. Friend intends to replace the current temporary arrangements with an enhancement of the standard spending assessment "bolt on" grant, with effect from 1996–97.