Road Safety

Transport written question – answered on 20th October 2006.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much central Government funding for road safety improvements has been allocated to (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire and (f) Norfolk in each year since 1997.

Photo of Stephen Ladyman Stephen Ladyman Minister of State, Department for Transport

The following tables show the funding allocated to the local authorities listed in the local transport capital settlements from 1997-98 to 2006-07. From 2000-01 to 2006-07 the figures shown are the total integrated transport block allocation. Typically about a quarter of this is spent on road safety schemes, but it is for local authorities to determine exactly how much in the light of local priorities for transport.

£000
Integrated transport block funding
Local authority area 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02
Bedfordshire 450 396 400 2,400 3,900
Cambridgeshire 1,180 743 850 4,500 8,100
Essex 1,588 990 1,000 5,000 13,000
Hertfordshire(1) 1,042 909 1,000 5,000 12,500
Norfolk(1) 900 825 830 4,000 10,000
Suffolk 872 792 818 4,000 7,500
£000
Integrated transport block funding
Local authority area 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07
Bedfordshire 3,100 3,000 3,200 3,350 3,572
Cambridgeshire 8,050 9,300 11,814 8,200 8,662
Essex 13,000 13,966 14,250 13,800 13,327
Hertfordshire(1) 12,950 14,170 12,350 12,600 11,422
Norfolk(1) 10,550 11,119 13,213 9,700 11,073
Suffolk 8,150 8,250 7,745 7,350 7,578
(1) Between financial years 2002-03 and 2006-07 Hertfordshire and Norfolk each also received a total of £1 million in specific road safety grants associated with the Mixed Priority Route Road Safety Demonstration Project. These allocations were awarded following a bidding competition.

Payments were also made to local authorities in respect of child pedestrian training schemes as part of the Kerbcraft child pedestrian training pilot project. All local authorities were invited to bid for schemes, which were awarded on the basis of high levels of deprivation and occurrence of child pedestrian casualties. Central Government funding for all these schemes has now ceased.

Kerbcraft funding
£
2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06
Suffolk 6,566 26,913 23,429 21,356
Essex 6,738 29,998 27,788 25,476
Norfolk 1,504 21,727 25,703 18,830

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