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Departmental Public Expenditure

Transport written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much her Department spent in (a) Birmingham, (b) Newcastle, (c) Wakefield, (d) Manchester, (e) Leeds, (f) Liverpool, (g) Coventry, (h) Bristol, (i) Sheffield, (j) Bradford, (k) Leicester and (l) Nottingham in the latest financial year for which figures are available.

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

In 2010-11 the Department for Transport allocated funding to the named local authorities as per the following table. This includes un-ringfenced funding for integrated transport block and highways maintenance to local transport authorities for general capital investment in transport.

Local authority Funding (£000)
Birmingham 67,949
Bradford 13,616
Bristol (1)17,530
Coventry 9,742
Leeds 40,013
Leicester 12,439
Liverpool 18,596
Manchester 14,118
Newcastle 8,545
Nottingham 41,974
Sheffield 11,661
Wakefield 9,751
(1) Includes Cycling Town funding both in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Funding that was allocated to Integrated Transport Authorities rather than individual local authorities but which covers the areas named is given in a separate table. It is not possible for the Department to disaggregate this funding. This table also includes funding for rail support given to Passenger Transport Executives but does not include the £70 million the Department provides to Merseytravel for the operation of the devolved Merseyrail network.

Integrated Transport Authority Funding (£000)
Greater Manchester ITA 260,744
Merseyside ITA 39,820
South Yorkshire ITA 48,745
Tyne and Wear ITA 85,138
West Midlands ITA 37,584
West Yorkshire ITA 94,130

While some of the variation in the tables above will be due to the differing geographical sizes and transport needs of areas, funding for local major schemes, including PFI projects, has a large effect.

Revenue expenditure on transport is generally supported through the Department for Communities and Local Government's formula grant.

The Department spends funds on the strategic road network through the Highways Agency (HA). The HA's reporting systems do not record actual expenditure for local authority areas; expenditure is recorded by project and activity.

Likewise, funding for other transport projects in England, such as rail projects, and spend by other executive agencies of the Department for Transport is not available on the basis of local authority boundaries.

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