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Angela Smith (Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons; Penistone and Stocksbridge, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what basis the figures her Department provided to the Transport Select Committee on its expenditure in each region were calculated.

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Norman Baker (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport; Lewes, Liberal Democrat)

Figures submitted to the Transport Select Committee in December show the total expenditure in each region of schemes announced in both the autumn statement of 29 November 2011, Hansard , columns 799-810, and the 14 December announcement on Local Major Schemes.

Where schemes are multi-regional, it can be difficult to accurately apportion expenditure. In such cases, spend has been apportioned equally between the relevant regions. For example, spend on the Trans Pennine Electrification, is apportioned between Yorkshire and Humber and the North West.

The figures do not include the further 1 billion announced for the regional growth fund as part of the autumn statement.


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