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Transport Infrastructure

Volume 410: debated on Monday 18 August 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much transport infrastructure maintenance cost the Government in each year from 1990 to 2003. [130455]

Transport infrastructure maintenance is taken to encompass maintenance on Road and Rail only, and is detailed as follows.Table 1 shows the cost of maintenance from 1991–2002 road maintenance. Numbers are as detailed in the National Road Maintenance Condition Survey (NRMCS) annual report. These numbers are also given as cash prices.Rail figures are detailed in Table 1 for the years 1996–2003, and have been taken from the Railtrack 2001 Network Management Statement (2001), and the 2003 Network Rail Annual Return. These have also been shown in cash prices. It is important to note that these figures also may include non-Government expenditure, but it is not possible to disaggregate this out.Rail figures prior to 1996 are not immediately accessible and to obtain these numbers would present a disproportionate cost.

Road maintenance
Rail maintenance2001–02 prices2Cash prices2
2001–02 prices1Cash prices1Non-trunk roadsTrunk roads3Non-trunk roadsTrunk roads3
1 1996–97 to 2000–01 taken from Railtrack 2001 Network Management Statement. 2000–01 to 2002–03 Cash prices taken from Network Rail 2003 Annual Return.
2 2001–02 prices taken from the National Road Maintenance Condition Survey (NRMCS) for road maintenance.
3 Including motorways.