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Rail Freight (Grants)

Volume 959: debated on Wednesday 29 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many section 8 grants, amounting to what total sum of money, have been made in the past 12 months; and if he is satisfied with progress made under this provision of the Railways Act 1974.

Since 1st December 1977, 23 schemes affecting 3·5 million tons of freight traffic, and involving grant of £6·1 million have been agreed. The scheme is working well.