HC Deb 17 December 2001 vol 377 c11W
Mr. Weir

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what freight factory grant money has been awarded to(a)the Port of Tyne and (b) DFDS since 1979. [21786]

Mr. Jamieson

The Port of Tyne has been awarded £977,350 through two freight facility grants, and the DFDS #x00A3;2,549,922 through three freight facility grants. These awards were for improving rail facilities to allow freight traffic handled at the ports to arrive and depart by rail rather than road.

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