§ Ms Glenda Jackson
The Special Grant Report (No. 45) was made under section 88B of the Local Government Finance Act 1988, as substituted by paragraph 18 of Schedule 10 to the Local Government Finance Act 1992. The use of that power is an interim measure pending establishment of a permanent power to pay the grant. Subject to Parliamentary approval of the necessary legislation, the Strategic Rail Authority will have a broad power to make payments, including grants to passenger transport authorities (PTAs).