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Thames Gateway: Finance

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which capital projects were funded in the Thames Gateway project in each year since its inception; and how much each has cost. (149680)

The total amount of capital funding by year was:

£ million

2003-04

38.4

2004-05

136.4

2005-06

143.8

2006-07

118.3

Since 2003 central Government have invested over £7 billion into the Gateway for major infrastructure, roads, schools, and other facilities, as well as project funding provided by my Department. The Gateway also benefits from the £1.8 billion public sector contribution to the channel tunnel rail link enabling international services via Ebbsfleet from 14 November this year, and domestic services from 2009.