§ 102. Mr. Austin
asked the Minister of Transport if he will make a statement outlining the purposes of the annual grant of £43,000,000 to the railway companies, and when a revision of this grant is intended.
§ Mr. Barnes
The sum of £43,469,000 represents the annual payment to the controlled undertakings. the earnings of which accrue to the Exchequer through the control account. No provision for the revision of this sum is made in the existing control agreement and none is intended.