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Rail Freight Grants

Volume 622: debated on Thursday 15 February 2001

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What rail freight grants have been offered during the last 12 months. [HL664]

Until an offer of grant has been accepted, negotiations remain commercially confidential. Since January 2000, the following companies have accepted offers of freight facilities grant or track access grant.

  • European Metal Recycling Ltd
  • Peter Colby Commercial
  • Maurice Hill Transport Ltd
  • Cleveland Potash Ltd
  • NACCO
  • Day Aggregates
  • Hepworths Properties Ltd
  • Carlisle Warehousing Ltd
  • Jaguar Cars Ltd
  • ICI
  • Lafarge Redland Aggregates
  • James Kingsberry Ltd
  • The Port of Boston
  • Murco Petroleum Ltd
  • The Port of Tyne
  • T J Thompson
  • The Port of Sheerness
  • Kent Wire Ltd
  • The British Port Company
  • English West & Scottish Railway Ltd
  • Freightliner Ltd

asked Her Majesty's Government:What is the total of rail freight grants paid for each of the last five years. [HL665]

The amount paid in grants are listed below:

YearTotal Money paid for FFG and TAG £ million
1–199715.013
1–199829.11
1–199928.808
1–200023.009
1–200126.7

Note:

1. Figures for 1996–97 to 1999–2000 include payments for inland waterways grants which were recorded together with rail freight grants. Figures for 2000–2001 contain rail freight element alone.