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London Underground (Grant)

Volume 181: debated on Monday 26 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the total Government grant to London Underground in the current financial year; how much it will be in 1991–92; and how much of this grant has been set aside for the repair of escalators.

Total grant to London Transport, in 1990–91 will be £474 million. In 1991–92 it will be £669 million. It is for London Transport to decide how that grant should be distributed to its subsidiaries, and it is for London Underground to decide how much to spend on the repair of escalators. The Government do not earmark specific amounts of grant for specific purposes. I understand that in 1990–91 London Underground will spend approximately £11 million on the repair of escalators.