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Roads: East of England

Transport written question – answered on 18th June 2009.

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Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport

(1) how much funding his Department allocated for the construction of highways in (a) Mid-Bedfordshire constituency and (b) the East of England in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement;

(2) how much funding his Department allocated for the creation of additional lanes on highways in (a) Mid-Bedfordshire constituency and (b) the East of England region in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The following tables highlight how much funding the Department for Transport has allocated for the construction of highways and the creation of additional lanes on highways in (a) Mid-Bedfordshire constituency and (b) the East of England Region in each year since 1997:

Table 1: Mid- Bedfordshire
£ million
Highways agency schemes Local major road schemes (including maintenance)
1997-2001 0.0 0.255
2001-02 0.0 1.400
2002-03 0.0 3.930
2003-04 1.0 1.665
2004-05 5.1 0.175
2005-06 12.2 0.0
2006-07 25.3 8.825
2007-08 21.5 7.505
2008-09 41.2 2.547
Table 2: East of England (including Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Thurrock)
£ million
Highways agency schemes Local major road schemes (including maintenance)
1997-2001 40.7 2.602
2001-02 47.63 13.930
2002-03 153.3 13.267
2003-04 72.5 13.953
2004-05 48.5 35.908
2005-06 122.6 31.026
2006-07 180.8 32.170
2007-08 161.7 9.655
2008-09 166.5 9.376

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