Disaggregated figures at constituency or local level are not available for most of the Department for Transport’s planned expenditure (including for railways and trunk roads).
The local transport capital funding allocations made for Lancashire county council for the years up to 2010-11 are detailed in the following table. The Department does not allocate local transport plan funding to individual constituency areas. It is up to Lancashire county council to determine where it allocates the fund support provided for the county according to its local priorities.
Lancashire Integrated transport Highways capital maintenance 2007-08 11.961 15.681 2008-09 12.583 1— 2009-10 13.389 1— 2010-11 14.189 1— 1 Yet to be allocated and announced
Highways capital maintenance
1 Yet to be allocated and announced
In addition the Department is paying Lancashire county council a grant under the Rural Bus Challenge (RBC) competition for a project that operates in Pendle called the ‘Pendleside Wayfarer’. This received an award of £706,704, part of which has been paid.
The remaining balance of the grant is £368,447 and the planned payments are:
£ 2006-07 147,644 2007-08 220,803
The Government provides further financial support for bus services in the locality, including through:
Bus Services Operators Grant, paid by the Department to bus companies;
Revenue Support Grant to Pendle district council (in respect of concessionary fares);
Revenue Support Grant to Lancashire county council (in respect of socially necessary services).
Revenue support grant is provided to a local authority to use for services according to its local priorities and the Government do not identify specific levels of funding to be spent on particular activities, such as supporting bus services.