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Roads: East of England

Volume 494: debated on Thursday 18 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how much funding his Department allocated for the construction of highways in (a) Mid-Bedfordshire constituency and (b) the East of England in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement; (280097)

(2) how much funding his Department allocated for the creation of additional lanes on highways in (a) Mid-Bedfordshire constituency and (b) the East of England region in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

The following tables highlight how much funding the Department for Transport has allocated for the construction of highways and the creation of additional lanes on highways in (a) Mid-Bedfordshire constituency and (b) the East of England Region in each year since 1997:

Table 1: Mid-Bedfordshire

£ million

Highways agency schemes

Local major road schemes (including maintenance)

1997-2001

0.0

0.255

2001-02

0.0

1.400

2002-03

0.0

3.930

2003-04

1.0

1.665

2004-05

5.1

0.175

2005-06

12.2

0.0

2006-07

25.3

8.825

2007-08

21.5

7.505

2008-09

41.2

2.547

Table 2: East of England (including Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Thurrock)

£ million

Highways agency schemes

Local major road schemes (including maintenance)

1997-2001

40.7

2.602

2001-02

47.63

13.930

2002-03

153.3

13.267

2003-04

72.5

13.953

2004-05

48.5

35.908

2005-06

122.6

31.026

2006-07

180.8

32.170

2007-08

161.7

9.655

2008-09

166.5

9.376