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Transport: Southern Region

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 22 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding the local transport authority in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire and (f) Norfolk received (i) in total, (ii) per mile of road and (iii) per head of population in each year since 1997. (128015)

Tables 1 to 6 show the total local transport funding allocated to the aforementioned authorities for each year since 1997 (i) in total, (ii) per mile of road and (iii) per head of population.

Total local transport funding, as included in the tables, comprises

capital for the delivery of local transport plans (and for up to 1999-2000, the Transport Policies and Programmes submissions that preceded them), including for major local authority schemes, (which can vary substantially from year to year and between authorities);

specific grants to local authorities for bus services;

the Community Infrastructure Fund.

Bedfordshire

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Total Funding (£000)

3,692

3,513

5,045

4,660

9,229

11,262

10,468

9,918

10,645

10,850

Funds per mile (£000)

2.17

2.07

2.97

2.74

5.43

6.62

6.15

5.83

6.26

6.38

Funds (£ per head)

6.41

6.10

8.76

8.09

16.02

19.55

18.17

17.21

18.47

18.83

Cambridgeshire

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Total Funding (£000)

8,542

5,113

8,596

8,357

16,076

17,119

20,163

30,377

27,916

27110

Funds per mile (£000)

2.96

1.77

2.97

2.89

5.56

5.92

6.98

10.51

9.66

9.38

Funds (£ per head)

14.76

8.83

14.85

14.44

27.77

29.58

34.84

52.48

48.23

46.84

Essex

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Total Funding (£000)

6,615

6,474

10,116

13,510

35,878

36,674

28,953

29,544

35,685

36,441

Funds per mile (£000)

1.31

1.28

2.00

2.67

7.09

7.25

5.72

5.84

7.05

7.20

Funds (£ per head)

4.97

4.87

7.60

10.15

26.97

27.57

21.76

22.21

26.82

27.39

Hertfordshire

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Total Funding (£000)

6,550

5,035

7,382

10,837

23,237

26,705

24,564

41,035

36,120

28133

Funds per mile (£000)

2.16

1.66

2.44

3.58

7.67

8.82

8.11

13.55

11.92

9.29

Funds (£ per head)

6.29

4.84

7.09

10.41

22.32

25.65

23.59

39.41

34.69

27.02

Norfolk

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Total Funding (£000)

7,713

7,130

9,906

11,128

36,904

33,925

41,211

46,190

32,254

34,267

Funds per mile (£000)

1.24

1.14

1.59

1.79

5.92

5.44

6.61

7.41

5.17

5.50

Funds (£ per head)

9.45

8.73

12.13

13.63

45.20

41.55

50.47

56.57

39.50

41.97

Suffolk

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Total Funding (£000)

4,939

5,838

6,756

9,914

22,688

21,975

22,760

31,333

34,717

38,261

Funds per mile (£000)

1.16

1.37

1.59

2.33

5.34

5.18

5.36

7.38

8.18

9.01

Funds (£ per head)

7.22

8.54

9.88

14.50

33.18

32.14

33.29

45.83

50.78

55.96

The Government also support local transport authorities through the general revenue support grant, and councils spend some of this support on highways and transport services according to their own priorities.