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Crossrail

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been (a) allocated and (b) spent on the Crossrail project, broken down by financial year. (103422)

In 2001, the then Secretary of State allocated £154 million to Cross London Rail Links Ltd. (CLRL) to introduce and support the Crossrail hybrid Bill, currently before Parliament. This was followed by a further allocation to CLRL of £100 million in December 2005 for continued project development. In addition, the Department’s Bill and project development teams have incurred costs.

Crossrail costs broken down by years are as follows:

£ million

Financial year

CLRL costs

DfT costs

2001-02

5.3

2002-03

25.2

2003-04

31.5

1.45

2004-05

44.4

2.66

2005-06

42.6

3.66

2006-07

147

22.12

1 to 14 October 2006

2 to end October 2006