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Transport Supplementary Grant (South Yorkshire)

Volume 931: debated on Monday 9 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what steps the South Yorkshire County Council must now take to qualify for the transport supplementary grant settlement for 1978–79, made in accordance with the provisions of the Rate Support Grant Order in the light of the fact that the supplementary grant £4 million 1977–78 was not granted on 14th January 1977 in accordance with the Rate Support Grant Order 1976 (S.I., 1976, No. 2203).

All countries, including South Yorkshire, have been notified of their expenditure guidelines for the purposes of the 1978–79 transport supplementary grant settlement. South Yorkshire County Council should submit, in the normal way, its TPP document setting out its transport programme for

£
Arthur Andersen & Co.Advice on disposal of overseas subsidiaries of the National Freight Corporation.36,000
Arthur Andersen & Co.Crew costs of bus operators35,000
Binder Hamlyn Singleton FabianMonitoring financial situation of French Kier companies.29,400
Binder Hamlyn Singleton FabianReport on commencing capital debt of the National Freight Corporation.1,000
Binder Hamlyn Singleton FabianExamination of financial viability of Drake and Cubitt building contractors.700
Coopers and Lybrand Associates Limited.Cost-benefit analysis of the Channel Tunnel project62,000
Coopers and Lybrand Associates Limited.International cross-channel transport studies4,800
Coopers and Lybrand Associates Limited.Review of the financial position and prospects of the National Freight Corporation.123,000
Economists Advisory GroupPort investment and pricing11,700
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.Financial advice on affairs of the ports industry4,800
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.Review of attribution of costs to the rail freight business12,800
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.Study of information requirements associated with the provision of passenger grants to British Rail.6,600
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.Audit of rail passenger grant claims under Section 39 of the Transport Act 1968.53,000
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.Audit of grant claims under EEC Regulations 1191/69 and 1192/69.30,800
Price Waterhouse & Co.Review of the financial position and prospects of the Port of London Authority.87,200
Touche Ross & Co.Protection of the Exchequer interest in the termination of the Channel Tunnel project.11,700
TOTAL*510,500
* Net of VAT at appropriate rate.

the next five years and constructed with these guidelines in mind.