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Railways

Department for Transport written question – answered on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Lord Bradshaw Lord Bradshaw Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the loss of fuel duty revenue is taken into account when evaluating the benefits of modal shift from road to rail.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Mode Shift Revenue Support scheme encourages modal shift from road to rail (or inland waterway) where the costs are higher than road, and where there are environmental benefits to be gained. The net assessed benefits, or potential benefits in the case of flows not supported by grant, include consideration of the effects on fuel duty revenue. There is published information about the assessment of user benefits related to freight mode shift grants on gov.uk.

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