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Volume 932: debated on Thursday 26 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the financial assistance provided through his Department in (a) Basildon District Council area and (b) Essex County Council area in the financial years 1975–76 and 1976–77.

The information is as follows:

Essex County Council area:
(i) Infrastructure Grant101,32515,618
(ii) Transport Supplementary Grant2,154,1002,517,200
(iii) Principal Roads specific grant*636,036902,827
*These sums include amounts for schemes in Basildon District: (a) Basildon New Town 1975–76 £3378, 1976–77 £147,417 (b) Basildon District Council 1975–76 £1,597, 1976–77 Nil.
Central Government subsidies to nationalised industries, e.g., public service obligation grants to the British Railways Boards, bus fuel grant and new bus grant cannot be allocated to particular areas.