§ Mr. Alec Jones
asked the Minister of Transport what is the total amount of grant aid in 1970 for Welsh railway services; and how it is distributed.
Mr. Bob Brown
The total cost in 1970 of the grants I have undertaken to pay under Section 39(1) of the Transport Act, 1968, in respect of railway passenger services which operate wholly within Wales is £1,641,000.
The individual grants are as follows:
Service Cost in 1970 £000 Cardiff-Rhymney 260 Cardiff-Penarth 63 Cardiff-Coryton 48 Barry Island-Cardiff-Treherbert/Methyr 683 Machynlleth-Pwllheli 239 Swansea-Carmarthen-Milford Haven 276 Llandudno Junction-Blaenau Ffestiniog 72
In addition, we have given the following grant undertakings at a total cost in 1970 of £2,601,000 (in respect of passenger services operating across the Welsh Border).
Service Cost in 1970 £000 Shrewsbury-Aberystwyth 361 Wolverhampton-Wrexham-Chester 520 Chester-Llandudno-Holyhead 511 Cardiff-Bristol 246 Cardiff-Crewe 221 Swansea-Llanelli-Shrewsbury 370 Wrexham-New Brighton 256 Cardiff-Gloucester 107