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(2) how much capital expenditure on roads there was in (a) the North East and (b) England in each year since 1997.
I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given on
In addition, I also refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to Mr. Stuart on
The Department has provided the following support for public transport major schemes in the north-east.
Tyne and Wear
Stephenson Link (£6.444 million)
Four Lane Ends Interchange (£7.625 million)
Centrelink and Gateshead Interchange (£17.442 million)
NewcastleGateshead Quaylink (£4.74 million)
Eldon Square Bus Station (£10.970 million)
Rest of north- east
Durham Park and Ride (£9.163 million)
The Department has provided the following sums to support the operation of the Tyne and Wear Metro. It is not possible to split this expenditure between South Tyneside and the other Tyne and Wear local authority areas.
|Revenue support||Capital support||Total subsidy|
Up to and including 2004-05, grant was provided solely as revenue support although Nexus were able to use this for capital spending on the Metro. Since then the annual subsidy has included a separately identifiable amount for capital spend.
Additionally the Department has provided the following specific funding for the Tyne and Wear Metro:
|Purpose||Year||Amount (£ million)|
|Extension of the Metro to Sunderland||1999-2000 to 2003-04||37.465|
|Four Lane Ends Bus/Metro Interchange||2002-03 to 2004-05||7.625|
|Development costs for Metro Reinvigoration||2008-09||3.155|
For total transport expenditure in England, table 1.15 of Transport Statistics Great Britain 2008 provides central and local Government expenditure:
The Treasury provides a breakdown of regional spend by service in Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses. The latest figures for public expenditure on transport are given in table 9.9 and 9.10:
The Department provided funding in 2007-08 for the cost of producing and issuing the new England-wide bus passes to all those eligible.
In 2008-09 and 2009-10 special grant funding is being provided by DFT to meet the additional cost of the new, England-wide concession.
Concessionary fares funding:
|Tyne and Wear||0.94||5.38||5.50|