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Roads: Fees and Charges

Transport written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of David Hamilton David Hamilton Opposition Assistant Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which local authorities have received funding from the Transport Innovation Fund for work on road-pricing in each year since the scheme was created.

Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

The Transport Innovation Fund was aimed at measures that incorporated demand management and which formed a coherent anti-congestion strategy. The guidance published in January 2006 stated that the Department would be most likely to fund packages that involved road pricing, but might, by exception, be prepared to consider bids involving a workplace parking levy.

The Department's records indicate the following authorities received Transport Innovation Fund Pump Priming monies:

£000
Authorities 2005-06 to 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
West Midlands PTA 2,668 235
Greater Manchester PTA 4,700 8,543 7,650
Tyne and Wear PTA 1,700
Bristol Sub Region(1) 2,168 503
Cambridgeshire county council 2,440 1,500 1,134
Shropshire county council 858
Durham county council 350
East Midlands Three Cities(2) 1,771
Reading 680 514 1,426
Norfolk 250
West Yorkshire PTA   348 1,124
Total(3) 17,584 11,643 11,334
(1) Bristol City, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset, and North Somerset councils (2) Nottingham, Derby, Leicester city councils, and Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire county councils (3) The figures are rounded to the nearest thousand. Therefore, totals may not be the sum of their components due to rounding.

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