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Transport: Expenditure

Department for Transport written question – answered on 23rd November 2016.

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Photo of Jim McMahon Jim McMahon Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Devolution)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent on (a) highway maintenance and (b) transport infrastructure in each year since 2011.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Department for Transport)

a) Highway Maintenance

Just over £9 billion has been invested in highway maintenance since 2011:

£m

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Total

Local Highways Network Maintenance

1006

779

1073

950

1156

4964

Highways England Maintenance

809

708

792

981

955

4245

Total

1815

1487

1865

1931

2111

9209

(b) Transport infrastructure in each year since 2011

Investing in transport infrastructure to support a strong economy is at the heart of what the Department does. We have invested over £50 billion in the rail network, strategic road network and local transport since 2011:.

£m

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Total

Total Capital DEL

7,777

7,934

8,537

9,389

5,961

39,597

Total Capital AME

-33

-61

13

6,695

6,544

13,158

Total Capital

7,744

7,873

8,549

16,0841

12,5051

52,755

1 Since Network Rail was reclassified in 2014 the Department for Transport has been funding Network Rail through a loan facility (previously Network Rail had borrowed from the Private Sector). In 2014-15 Network Rail was not consolidated within the Departmental Accounts and therefore the Accounts show that we funded them not only through the Network Grant but also this loan, which were budgeted for in CDEL and CAME respectively. For 2015-16, both of these items scored outside of budgets and instead we fully consolidated Network Rail’s income and expenditure in the Accounts. This is reflected in the change in capital spend figures in 2014/15 and 2015/16.

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