Orders of the Day — Transport (Grants) [Money]

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th February 1972.

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Queen's Recommendation having been signified

Resolved,That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to authorise the Secretary of State to make grants to the British Railways Board and to the National Bus Company, and to make contributions to expenditure by the British Railways Board or their subsidiaries intended to promote employment, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

  1. (a) £27 million to the British Railways Board for the credit of their revenue account,
  2. (b)£7 million to the National Bus Company for the credit of their revenue account, and
  3. (c) sums not exceeding £5 million to be applied as contributions to expenses incurred by the British Railways Board or any of their subsidiaries in connection with agreements entered into with the Secretary of State to promote employment.—[Mr. Patrick Jenkin.]