HC Deb 12 March 1996 vol 273 cc501-2W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what grants under(a) section 56 of the Transport Act 1968 and (b) other legislation have been awarded by the Scottish Office for railway infrastructure in Scotland between 1975 and 1995 in (i) the Strathclyde passenger transport executive area and (b) the rest of Scotland.[19301]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The information is set out in the table:

Number of projects Grant awarded (outturn prices) £ million
Section 56 grants
Within the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive (SPTE) area 5 103.3
Outwith SPTE area 2 11.0
Number of projects Grant awarded (outturn prices) £ million
Other legislation
Freight facilities grants within SPTE area 14 3.1
Freight facilities grants outwith SPTE area 18 4.7
Grants for repairs to listed buildings outwith SPTE area 1 0.2

Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was spent on(a) fixed rail infrastructure in Scotland, (b) investment in new railways, upgrading and re-opening of railways, new and improved stations and new signalling and (c) maintenance of track, signalling, structures and stations in Scotland at outturn prices in each year from 1975 to 1995. [19305]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

This information is not available. British Rail keeps only limited historic information on investment on a geographical basis.

Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what procedures govern applications for railway rolling stock to be used in the highlands objective 1 area where the stock is owned by a leasing company and leased to a train operating company. [19310]

Mr. Kynoch

All applications for European regional development fund support must be submitted by a public agency and a minimum level of matching funding must be included within the funding package. Any grant support paid is channelled through the sponsoring public agency.

In addition, all applications must be eligible under the terms of the single programme document and must also contribute to the outputs anticipated for the programme. applications for mobile infrastructure —that is that which could be readily moved outwith the programme area—would not normally be eligible.

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