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Freight Facilities Grants

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his answer of 21 January 2003, Official Report, column 205W, on freight facilities grant, what the expected expenditure is on Freight Facilities Grants by (a) the Strategic Rail Authority in England, (b) the Scottish Executive in Scotland and (c) the Welsh Assembly in Wales is in each year from 2001–02 to 2004–05. [102338]

SRA outturn expenditure for rail freight facilities grants in 2001–02 was £32.8 million. Its current outturn estimate for 2002–03 is £27.8 million.Indicative SRA budgets for freight facilities grants in 2003–04 and 2004–05 are £20 million per year.Freight grant expenditure and budgets for Wales and Scotland are matters for the respective Devolved Administrations.