Railways: Finance

Transport written question – answered on 17th June 2009.

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Photo of John Barrett John Barrett Shadow Work and Pensions Minister

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what account his Department takes of the effect of expenditure on railways on levels of tax receipts from other modes of transport when considering future rail spending plans.

Photo of Chris Mole Chris Mole Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

The account taken of changes in tax receipts from other modes in the economic appraisal of rail schemes, and hence in considering spending plans, is set out in the paper "NATA Refresh—Appraisal for a Sustainable Transport System" published on the Department's website at:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/consultations/archive/2008/consulnatarefresh/natarefresh2009.pdf

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