§ Mr. Robert Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what formula officials within his Department adopt to determine whether a scheme qualifies for transport supplementary grant.
§ Mr. Key
No set formula is adopted. Criteria for eligibility for transport supplementary grant—TSG—are set out annually in a local authority circular on transport policies and programmes—TPP—submissions. The most recent circular, for 1995–97, is local authority circular 2/94, published on 25 May 1994. My right hon. Friend and I consider bids for TSG on their merits against the criteria and competing bids, within the resources available.