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Road Safety

Volume 450: debated on Friday 20 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much central Government funding for road safety improvements has been allocated to (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire and (f) Norfolk in each year since 1997. (95548)

The following tables show the funding allocated to the local authorities listed in the local transport capital settlements from 1997-98 to 2006-07. From 2000-01 to 2006-07 the figures shown are the total integrated transport block allocation. Typically about a quarter of this is spent on road safety schemes, but it is for local authorities to determine exactly how much in the light of local priorities for transport.

£000

Integrated transport block funding

Local authority area

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

Bedfordshire

450

396

400

2,400

3,900

Cambridgeshire

1,180

743

850

4,500

8,100

Essex

1,588

990

1,000

5,000

13,000

Hertfordshire1

1,042

909

1,000

5,000

12,500

Norfolk1

900

825

830

4,000

10,000

Suffolk

872

792

818

4,000

7,500

£000

Integrated transport block funding

Local authority area

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Bedfordshire

3,100

3,000

3,200

3,350

3,572

Cambridgeshire

8,050

9,300

11,814

8,200

8,662

Essex

13,000

13,966

14,250

13,800

13,327

Hertfordshire1

12,950

14,170

12,350

12,600

11,422

Norfolk1

10,550

11,119

13,213

9,700

11,073

Suffolk

8,150

8,250

7,745

7,350

7,578

1 Between financial years 2002-03 and 2006-07 Hertfordshire and Norfolk each also received a total of £1 million in specific road safety grants associated with the Mixed Priority Route Road Safety Demonstration Project. These allocations were awarded following a bidding competition.

Payments were also made to local authorities in respect of child pedestrian training schemes as part of the Kerbcraft child pedestrian training pilot project. All local authorities were invited to bid for schemes, which were awarded on the basis of high levels of deprivation and occurrence of child pedestrian casualties. Central Government funding for all these schemes has now ceased.

Kerbcraft funding

£

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Suffolk

6,566

26,913

23,429

21,356

Essex

6,738

29,998

27,788

25,476

Norfolk

1,504

21,727

25,703

18,830