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Volume 929: debated on Monday 4 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if, from sources available to him, he will publish figures for the proportion of urban public transport expenditure provided by revenue subsidies in Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Munich, London and each of the six metropolitan counties.

I refer my hon. Friend to my reply on 28th March to my hon. Friend the Member for Newham, South (Mr. Spearing).—[Vol. 929, c. 32–3.] Revenue from fares expressed as a percentage of operating costs in 1976–77 for London and the six English metropolitan areas is as follows—based on estimates provided by local authorities in mid 1976:

1976–77 Percentage
London (including underground)71
Greater Manchester70
Tyne and Wear66
West Midlands59
South Yorkshire51
West Yorkshire77