Derek Twigg (Halton, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding support his Department has provided for the development of rail freight facilities in (a) Halton, (b) Merseyside and (c) Cheshire in the last 12 months.
Paul Clark (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport; Gillingham, Labour)
The Department for Transport provides match funding for rail freight facilities through the Freight Facilities Grant (FFG) programme. There have been no applications presented to the Department for an FFG for rail freight facilities in Halton, Merseyside or Cheshire in the past 12 months and as such no funding has been provided.