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Section 8 Grants

Volume 113: debated on Monday 30 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the number of section 8 grant applications refused by his Department in each of the last 10 years.

In the last 10 years, only two formal applications for section 8 grants have been refused: in 1985 and in 1986.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will provide a list of all existing private sidings, which have been, or are, fully or partly, funded by his Department using section 8 grants, categorising such sidings according to geographical region.

The information is as follows. At a numberof the locations, more than one grant has been awarded.In a few cases, grant may have been for handling equipment only, but this could be verified at disproportionate. The projects marked

1 are where grant was for wagons only.


  • ICI (Agricultural Division), Billingham, Cleveland1
  • Steetley Minerals, Hartlepool, Cleveland1
  • Associated British Maltsers Ltd, Berwick on Tweed
  • Blue Circle Industries PLC, Weardale, Co Durham
  • W & M Thompson (Quarries) Ltd, Ferryhill, Co Durham
  • Cobra Railfreight Ltd, Middlesbrough, Cleveland
  • Ribblesdale Cement Ltd, Gateshead
  • Ribblesdale Cement Ltd, Middlesbrough

Yorkshire & Humberside

  • J McIntyre Ltd, Bradford
  • BSC—Tinsley Park and Shepcote Lane, Sheffield
  • D & F Steel Ltd, Stourton, Leeds
  • British Coal, Kinsley New Mine, Nr Wakefield
  • Immingham Rail Freight Terminal, Stallingborough, Humberside
  • Rockware Glass, Doncaster and Knottingley
  • Redfearn Glass, Barnsley
  • Renault (UK) Ltd, Goole

North West

  • Containerbase Ltd, Aintree, Liverpool
  • Robert Smith & Son Ltd, Birkenhead
  • Shell Chemicals (UK), Manchester
  • Ribblesdale Cement, Clitheroe, Lanes
  • Blue Circle Cement, Upperby, Carlisle
  • P & G Fogarty, Blackburn, Lanes
  • UKF Fertilisers (Shellstar) Ltd. Ince, Merseyside1
  • Mersey Docks & Harbour Company, Royal Seaforth Dock, Liverpool
  • Tarmac Roadstone Ltd, Agecroft (Manchester) & Widnes
  • British Transport Docks Board (now ABP), Garston, Merseyside
  • ICI, Winsford, Cheshire
  • A S Williams (Holdings) Ltd, Preston, Lancs
  • Duncan Transrail Ltd, Salford
  • BSC Track Products Division, Workington, Cumbria
  • Carlisle Warehousing Ltd
  • Tube Investments, Chesterfield, Derbys
  • Redland Roadstone Ltd, Mountsorrel, Leics
  • British Coal, Shireoaks, Notts
  • National Smokeless Fuels, Avenue Coking Works, Chesterfield
  • Blue Circle Cement, Hope, Derbys
  • Bardon Hill Quarries Ltd. Bardon, Leics
  • ECC Quarries Ltd, Croft, Leics
  • Ketton Cement Ltd, Ketton, Leics
  • Pedigree Pet Foods, Melton Mowbray, Leics
  • Tarmac Roadstone Ltd, Topic), Pike, Derbys

West Midlands

  • British Leyland, Longbridge
  • Railhead Services, Birmingham
  • Midlands Electricity Board, Hereford
  • Albright and Wilson, Oldbury, Birmingham
  • ECC-Tiger Rail, Stoke on Trent
  • Midlands Electricity Board, Fort Dunlop
  • National Smokeless Fuels, Coventry Homefire Works
  • Round Oak Terminal Ltd., Brierley Hill
  • Hereford Storage Ltd., Allscott, Salop
  • Allen Rowland and Co. Ltd., Tyseley, Birmingham
  • RMC (UK) Ltd., Washwood Heath, Birmingham

East Anglia

  • Dower Wood and Co. Ltd., Newmarket, Cambridgeshire
  • Sidney Banks and Co. Ltd., Kennett, Cambridgeshire
  • Ipswich Port Authority
  • A. King and Sons Ltd., Newmarket, Cambridgeshire
  • Felixstowe Dock and Railway Company
  • Tilbury Roadstone Ltd., Barham, Suffolk
  • Ciba-Geigy, Duxford, Cambridgeshire
  • Redland Aggregates Ltd., Trowse, Norfolk
  • Redland Aggregates Ltd., Tallington, Lincolnshire
  • Redland Roadstone Ltd., Higham, Suffolk
  • British Industrial Sand Ltd., King's Lynn
  • Rugby Portland Cement, Barrington, Cambridgeshire
  • GC Papworth Ltd., Ely
  • Rugby Portland Cement, Norwich

Number of grants

Total value

Average value

Highest value

Lowest value

1987 to date

  • Craske Ltd., Lowestoft, Norfolk
  • Richard Johnston, Snetterton, Norfolk

South East

  • Sheerness Steel, Kent
  • Alexander Bruce, Grays, Essex
  • British Coal, Tilmanstone, Kent
  • Tarmac Roadstone, Hothfield, Ashford, Kent
  • T. W. Ward, Colombia Wharf, Grays, Essex
  • Tunnel Cement Ltd., Pitstone, Buckinghamshire
  • Foster Yeoman Ltd., Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • Foster Yeoman Ltd., Theale, Berkshire
  • H. Young Transport, Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • Shipbreaking (Queensborough) Ltd., Isle of Sheppey
  • Redland Aggregates Ltd., Sevenoaks, Kent
  • Redland Aggregates Ltd., Elstow, Bedfordshire
  • Redland Roadstone Ltd., Radlett, Hertfordshire
  • Southern Depot Company, Letchworth, Hertfordshire
  • Powell Duffryn Fuels Ltd., Hove, Sussex
  • Powell Duffryn Fuels Ltd., Ashford, Kent
  • Cowley Rail Terminal, Cowley, Oxford
  • T. P. Dibdin Ltd., Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
  • RMC (UK) Ltd., Crawley, Sussex
  • R. Taylor and Sons, Becket Street, Oxford

South West

  • E. Pearse and Co., Exeter, Devon
  • E. Pearse and Co., Barnstaple, Devon
  • Pioneer Concrete (UK) Ltd., Gloucestershire
  • Foster Yeoman Ltd., Merehead, Somerset
  • English China Clays, Heathfield, Newton Abbot, Devon
  • R. H. Roadstone Ltd., Frome, Somerset
  • ARC Ltd., Frome, Somerset
  • Taunton Cider Ltd., Norton Fitzwarren, Somerset

Greater London

  • Freightliners Ltd., Stratford
  • Tarmac Roadstone Ltd., Hayes, Middlesex
  • Railstore Ltd., Gidea Park, Romford
  • Arthur Guinness Son and Co., Park Royal
  • Dagenham Storage Co. Ltd., Dagenham
  • Marcon (RMC) Ltd., Park Royal
  • Barking Rail Handling Services Ltd., Barking
  • Bulk Fuels, Bow
  • Tarmac Roadstone, Mile End
  • George Cohen Ltd., Willesden


  • Traffic Services Ltd.1
  • Standard Railfreight Ltd.1

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list in the Official Report, for each of the last 10 years, the number of section 8 grants made by his Department, showing in each case, the total value of annual grants, the average value of individual grants in each year, and the highest and lowest individual grant in each of those years.

The figures exclude grant awards made but not taken up and request only the initial grant award in all cases. Final outturn will be higher when design changes and inflation are taken into account, in nearly all cases.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the numbers of staff working (a) solely and (b) partly, on the provision and processing of section 8 grants, in 1979, 1983 and currently.