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Public Transport (Government Assistance)

Volume 124: debated on Friday 11 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will give details of all Government assistance to (a) British Rail's Network South-East and (b) London Regional Transport in the last year for which figures are available.

In 1986–87, NSE received £195 million in PSO grant, and LRT £295 million, a subsidy of 2·43p and 4·48p per passenger mile respectively. This compares with last year's subsidy of £489 million to the provincial sector (including ScotRail) and the PTEs—a subsidy of 15·9p per passenger mile.