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National Freight Corporation (Staff Travel Concessions)

Volume 978: debated on Monday 11 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport what was the cost to central Government in 1978–79 and what is the estimated cost in 1979–80 of the reimbursement to British Railways and London Transport of travel concessions to certain National Freight Corporation staff formerly employed by British Railways.

The figures are as follows:

1979–801,584,500 (estimate)

Payments did not begin until the Transport Act 1978 came into force, so the payments in 1978–79 relate to only about half a year.