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Departmental Newspapers

Volume 978: debated on Monday 11 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport what newspapers are produced by his Department; what is their function; how many people they employ; to whom they are distributed; and what since 1973 for transport projects in each of the separate regions of the United Kingdom.

Grants have been received from the European regional development fund towards the cost of capital projects in England, mainly on local authority roads and for ports. Railway and freightliner projects have also received some aid. ERDF assistance is available only to projects located in the assisted areas.The European Commission agrees in principle to pay grant on specific projects. The transport projects accepted since the fund started operations in 1975 amount to:is the total cost to public funds per annum.

I presume my hon. Friend does not include house journals, therefore the answer is none.