§ Mr. McCrindle
asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether, in view of the additional resources to be made available to improve the strength of the civil police, he has any plans to provide further funding for the British transport police.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
Responsibility for financing the British transport police rests with the British Railways Board, London Regional Transport and others who use their services. Those costs which fall to BR's passenger sector and to LRT are eligible expenditure in the determination of the amount of grant aid to those bodies. I shall continue to consider all relevant factors affecting BR's and LRT's costs when determining the grant settlements, including the financing of BTP.