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Transport: Per Capita Costs

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much transport spending per person by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies there was on (i) light rail, (ii) heavy rail, (iii) bus and (iv) roads in (A) Yorkshire and Humber and (B) London in each year since 2005. (305767)

The Department for Transport publishes estimates of its total expenditure on services per head by region and country in its annual report. These figures rest on a number of assumptions, for example about how total expenditure on strategic highways and rail should be attributed to different regions.

These figures exclude grant to local authorities, including Greater London Authority Transport Grant, as this information is collated separately by the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Department for Children, Schools and Families, the Department for Work and Pensions and devolved Administrations.

The report does not provide a specific breakdown per capital for light rail, heavy rail, bus and roads.

To provide a detailed estimate of the figures on the basis sought would incur disproportionate cost.