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Roads: Safety

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding his Department has provided for road safety schemes in (a) Eastbourne constituency and (b) East Sussex in 2008-09. (257082)

The Department for Transport provided East Sussex county council with a specific road safety capital grant of £181,269 for 2008-09. It also provided £814,713 of resource funding on the basis of an assessment of road safety issues for the area based grant for East Sussex county council. The area based grant is paid to the local authority by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

In addition the Department for Transport has provided £4.504 million of capital funding in 2008-09 for integrated transport improvements, including for road safety. It is for East Sussex county council to decide how much of this to allocate to road safety related projects according to its local policies and priorities.

The distribution of all this funding between the Eastbourne constituency and the rest of the county council's area is a matter for the county council.