To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) original estimated and (b) outturn cost was of Transport Direct.
The original budget for the Transport Direct Programme, which included the development and operation of the Transport Direct Portal among other things, was for the period of spending review 2002 (April 2003 to March 2006). Subsequent budgets for Transport Direct were allocated on an annual basis in spending review 2004 (April 2005 to March 2008) and will be allocated in comprehensive spending review 2007 (April 2008 to March 2011). The estimated and outturn cost of Transport Direct to March 2007 was:
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