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Freight Facilities Grants

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 15 April 2003

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:To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what estimate he has made of the number of additional lorry journeys each day since the suspension of (a) freight facility grants and (b) track access charges; [108381](2) when he expects

(a) rail freight facility grants and (b) track access grants to be reinstated. [108380]

No assessment has been made of the effect of the suspension of freight grants on the number of lorry journeys. Expenditure on freight grants is expected to be in the order of £40 million in both 2003–04 and 2004–05. The SRA is keeping the position under review.