§ 15. Mr. Ron Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to announce his decision on the Armitage committee's recommendation in favour of a higher grant under section 8 of the Railways Act 1974.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
I believe that the present maximum grant of 50 per cent. is satisfactory but my right hon. Friend is prepared to consider any new evidence to the contrary before coming to a final decision.