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Manchester (Railways)

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 5 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what increased supplementary grants he is considering authorising for the future of the Manchester Picc-Vic scheme.


asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will authorise an increased supplementary transport grant to Greater Manchester to enable work to start on the upgrading of local railway services and on the Piccadilly-Victoria line.

Within the total of transport supplementary grant approved by the House in the Rate Support Grant Order, I cannot now increase Greater Manchester's allocation for 1975–76. It should be sufficient to allow a start to be made on improving existing rail services.