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British Railways

Volume 975: debated on Wednesday 5 December 1979

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25.

asked the Minister of Transport when he intends next to meet the chairman of British Railways.

30.

asked the Minister of Transport when next he proposes to meet the chairman of British Railways.

44.

asked the Minister of Transport when he expects next to meet the chairman of the British Railways Board.

58.

asked the Minister of Transport when he expects next to meet the chairman of the British Railways Board.

37.

asked the Minister of Transport what is the current level of subsidy paid to British Railways; what was the level in 1976; and if he will express these figures in real terms, using 1976 as a base.

Grants paid by central Government to the British Railways Board in 1976 for the operation of the railways, including freight deficit grant, totalled £336·4 million. The 1979 grant claim for operating passenger services under its public service obligation was agreed at £457·7 million, including level crossing grant; at 1976 outturn prices this is equivalent to £318·0 million.

40.

asked the Minister of Transport if he will review the tourist interests, such as hotels, belonging to British Railways.

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Brigg and Scunthorpe on 3 December.