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Inner Cities

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 11 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he is satisfied with the level of Government funding for public transport services in inner cities.

Expenditure on public transport serving the needs of inner cities falls within local authority responsibility for local transport. The Government provide support through rate support grant and transport supplementary grant in England, and through RSG alone in Scotland. These are block grants, and cannot be related to any separate part of local authority expenditure, but the Government expect local authorities with inner city problems to reflect these in their transport policies and programmes.