Skip to main content

Transport: Greater London

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much (a) public and (b) private sector funding was put into (i) London transport and (ii) non-London local transport in each of the last 10 years. (227115)

The following figures show local authority expenditure (current and capital) on public transport. (The data are taken from Local Government Finance Statistics on the CLG website:

£ million

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

London

1,354

2,623

2,697

3,191

3,398

Non-London

4,546

4,424

4,882

5,110

5395

For 2002-03, there was additional central Government support for London Underground of £772 million.

Data for earlier years (pre 2002-03) were not collated in a format consistent with later years and are therefore not provided. Figures for 2007-8 are currently unavailable.

In respect of the private sector, information is not available as this covers areas such as developer contributions (e.g. under section 106 agreements), and investment by the private sector under public private partnerships. This information is not collated centrally.

The Department does manage the award of PFI credits to schemes which are classified as private sector investment. The following figures show total PFI credits for London and non-London schemes for the years 2002-03 to 2007-08.

£ million

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

London

0

12

0

70

24

0

English local authorities (excluding London)

0

181

121

32

126

92