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Expenditure

Volume 931: debated on Thursday 12 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what is the total expenditure on British Rail and Underground services expressed as a percentage of the combined total of expenditure on roads and transport and capital expenditure on the surface transport industries for each year from 1971–l72 to 1980–81;(2) what is the total expenditure on British Rail expressed as a percentage of the combined total of expenditure on roads and transport and capital expenditure on the transport industries for each year from 1971–l72 to 1980–81;(3) what is the total of bus-related expenditure expressed in money therms at 1976 survey prices and as a percentage of annual expenditure on roads and transport for each year from 1971–l72 to 1980–81;(4) what is the total expenditure on motorway construction, improvement and maintenance, local authorities capital and current expenditure on roads construction, improvement and maintenance and on car parks, and all other roads-related expenditure expressed as a percentage of the combined total of expenditure on roads and transport and capital expenditure on the surface transport industries for each year from 1971–l72 to 1980–81;(5) what is the total expenditure on British Rail and Underground services expressed in money terms at 1976 survey prices and as a percentage of annual expenditure on roads and transport for each year from 1971–l72 to 1980–81;(6) what is the total expenditure on British Rail activities expressed in money terms at 1976 survey prices and as a percentage of annual expenditure on roads and transport for each year from 1971–l72 to 1980–81;(7) what is the total of bus-related expenditure expressed in money terms at 1976 survey prices and as a percentage of annual expenditure on roads and transport for each year from 1971–l72 to 1980–81;(8) what is the total expenditure on motorway construction, improvement and maintenance, local authorities capital and current expenditure on roads construction, improvement and maintenance and on car parks, and all other roads-related expenditure expressed in money terms at 1976 survey prices and as a percentage of annual expenditure on roads and transport for each year from 1971–l72 to 1980–81;(9) what are the main elements of expenditure on roads and transport administration expressed in money terms at 1976 survey prices and as percentages of annual expenditure on roads and transport for each year from 1971–l72 to 1980–81;(10) what are the road, rail and other components in expenditure on transport research and other services expressed in money terms at 1976 survey prices and as percentages of annual expenditure on roads and transport for each year from 1971–l72 to 1980–81;(11) what is the division among rail, bus and other services in current expenditure on concessionary fares by local authorities expressed in money terms at 1976 survey prices and as percentages of annual expenditure on roads and transport for each year from 1971–l72 to 1980–81;(12) what is the breakdown of passenger transport subsidies to local authorities between bus, Underground and ferry services expressed in money terms at 1976 survey prices and as percentages of annual expenditure on roads and transport for each year from 1971–l72 to 1980–81;(13) what are the component elements of capital investment in public transport by local authorities expressed in money terms at 1976 survey prices and as percentages of annual expenditure on roads and transport for each year from 1971–l72 to 1980–81.

Following is information based on Cmnd. 6721 "The Government's Expenditure Plans". Allocations for future years are subject to revision following the current review of transport policies.

ITEMS OF EXPENDITURE
£million: 1976 survey prices

1971–72

1972–73

1973–74

1974–75

1975–76

1976–77

1977–78

1978–79

1979–80

1980–81

(A) Roads and Transport(l)2,0422,2072,3592,6612,6972,6212,2982,1342,2032,201
(B) Roads and Transport together with Capital Investment by Nationalised Surface Transport
Industries(2)2,2942,4692,6672,9702,9232,8332,5052,3682,4352,438
Total on British Rail(3)312388488790730690653605623621
as a percentage of (A)15·317·620·729·727·126·328·428·428·328·2
as a percentage of (B)13·615·718·326·625·024·426·125·525·625·5
Total on Roads and related expenditure1,6781,6791,7841,6311,5861,5151,2741,2361,3141,333
as a percentage of (A)82·276·175·661·358·857·855·457·959·660·6
as a percentage of (B)73·168·066·954·954·253·550·852·254·054·7
Transport Research and Other Services:
(i)Road14131313161211101110
as a percentage of(A)0·70·60·60·50·60·50·50·50·50·4
(ii) Rail3333222222
as a percentage of (A)0·10·10·10·10·10·10·10·10·10·1
(iii) Other10116820000
as a percentage of (A)0·60·30·1
Roads and Transport Administration(4)22242426262523232222
as a percentage of (A)1·11·11·01·01·01·01·01·11·01·0
Local Public Transport Investment(5):
(i)Bus49527579687171716565
as a percentage of (A)2·42·43·23·02·52·73·13·33·03·0
(ii) Rail and Underground269059699010296879090
as a percentage of (A)1·34·12·52·63·33·94·24·14·14·1
Concessionary Fares(6)1222345883889497101102
as a percentage of (A)0·61·01·42·23·13·44·14·54·64·6
Current subsidies to Bus, Underground and Ferry Services(7)711251431891791471149474
as a percentage of (A)0·30·51·15·47·06·86·45·34·33·4
as a percentage of (B)0·30·40·94·86·56·35·94·83·93·0

Notes:

(1) Roads and transport consist of Table 2.6 of Cmnd 6721 less shipping and civil aviation.

(2) Capital investment consists of entries for surface transport industries in Table 3.1 less support for investment already included in ( a). Net Exchequer lending to nationalised industries in Table 2.5 is excluded.

(3) Comprises BR share of ( b) plus grants under Section 8 of the Railways Act 1974.

(4) Central Government only: local authority administration is included with roads and related expenditure. Further analysis is not readily available.

(5) Includes negligible provision for ferry terminals.

(6) Further analysis not available.

(7) Further analysis not readily available. Total bus-related expenditure and combined expenditure on BR and Underground consequently cannot be shown.