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Public Expenditure

Volume 490: debated on Thursday 26 March 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what capital expenditure projects have been brought forward under the Government’s acceleration programme; and what the (a) (i) original and (ii) current planned start dates and (b) value of each project is. (263830)

The projects to be supported by the Government’s £3 billion capital spending fiscal stimulus are detailed in the pre-Budget report 2008. Much of the advanced spending is on bringing forward ongoing projects without a fixed start date. Where this is the case I have indicated the years in which the spending has been re-profiled between. Prior to the PBR announcement, some projects were still in the planning process and so had no confirmed original start date.

In devolved areas it is for the devolved Administrations to decide how to spend any agreed re-profiled capital spending.

Fiscal year

Department

Original start date

Current start date

Cost and description

DFT

2009-10

£300 million for 200 new rail carriages.

2011-12

2009-10

£100 million for the A46 upgrade.

2010-11

2009-10

£300 million for strategic road network upgrades.

DCLG

2010-11

2008-09

£130 million for Decent Homes programmes.

2010-11

2009-10

£120 million for Decent Homes programmes.

2010-11

2009-10

£150 million for social housing.

2010-11

2008-09

£100 million for infrastructure and regeneration.

2010-11

2009-10

£100 million for regional development agencies.

2010-11

2009-10

£175 million for LA major repairs bids.

DCSF

2010-11

2009-10

£499 million allocated to 116 local authorities for their schools capital spending programmes.

2010-11

2009-10

£390 million allocated to directly to schools.

2010-11

2009-10

£30 million for play facilities.

DECC

2010-11

2009-10

£50 million for the Warm Front programme.

DEFRA

2010-11

2009-10

£20 million for flood defence advancement.

2010-11

2009-10

£5 million for waterways investment.

HO

2010-11

2009-10

£20 million to improve the National Police Improvement Agency and Serious and Organised Crime Agency estates.

DH

n/a

2009-10

£100 million to upgrade GP surgeries to training practices.

DIUS

2010-11

2008-09

£5 million for Science and Research infrastructure

2010-11

2009-10

£75 million for Science and Research infrastructure

2010-11

2008-09

£52 million for Higher Education building projects.

2010-11

2009-10

£200 million for Higher Education building projects.

2010-11

2008-09

£110 million to Further Education and Skills to support the Building Colleges for the Future programme.

The relevant Departments will announce further details of this spending in the coming weeks.