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Islands Transport Services

Volume 934: debated on Wednesday 29 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much was paid out of central Government funds to (a) transport services in the Western Isles and (b) Orkney and Shetland last year.

Total central Government expenditure on revenue and capital account for sea and air services during 1976–77 was £4,031,000 for West Coast services and £1,873,000 for Orkney and Shetland. In addition the Government are giving substantial assistance through rate support grant to expenditure by local authorities on local transport services.