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Transport: Local Authorities

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what transport grants are to be provided by his Department to local authorities in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11. (234898)

The main capital and revenue transport allocations from the Department for Transport to local authorities in 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 are provided in the following table.

£ million

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

Integrated Transport Block Funding

576.791

589.383

602.383

Highways Maintenance formulaic funding

652.997

693.003

763.008

Highways maintenance non-formulaic

50.212

62.614

45.609

Major projects1

752

767

783

Capital de-trunking schemes

34.937

32.284

33.782

Capital road safety grant

17.527

17.382

17.201

Urban congestion performance funding

15

20

20

Concessionary Fares

212

217

223

Tyne and Wear Metro specific grant

27.074

41.970

n/a

Transport for London2

2669

2793

3017

Cycling England3

20

60

60

1 Major projects allocations include provision for Highways Agency regional schemes as well as local authority schemes. It is for individual regions to advise on the balance.

2 Grant to Transport for London (TfL) includes provision for resource spend which for authorities outside London is supported by the Department for Communities and Local Government through formula grant.

3 Cycling England allocations for 2009-10 and 2010-11 include £15 million each year from DCSF.

Revenue funding for de-trunking, road safety and rural bus subsidy is delivered to local authorities via the Department for Communities and Local Government’s area-based grant. Allocations for 2008-11 can be found at:

http:///www.communities.gov.uk/documents/localgovernment/xls/770696.xls