– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 21 March 2011.

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Question S3W-40601

To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to the invitation to submit notes of interest setting out funding requirements under the 2011-12 Freight Facilities Grant scheme, what the total capital cost of all projects advised by rail and by water is; what the total minimum value of Freight Facilities Grant support indicated as required is; what the total annual value of Mode Shift Revenue Support and Waterborne Freight Grant sought is, and how many projects have submitted notes of interest, broken down by regional transport partnership area.

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Of those notes of interest which identified costs the capital cost of the rail projects was between £19.1 million and £22.6 million and that of the water projects was £17.2 million. The total minimum level of Freight Facilities Grant support identified was between £20.8 million and £22.5 million. The note of interest form did not request information on the amount of Waterborne Freight Grant and Mode Shift Revenue Support that would be sought.

The breakdown of the 19 eligible notes of interest by Regional Transport Partnership area is as follows: HITRANS - 10, SEStran - four, SPT - two Tactran - two and Nestrans – one.

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