Roads: Merseyside and Surrey

Department for Transport written question – answered on 11th September 2018.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department has allocated from the public purse to roads and highways in (a) Merseyside and (b) Surrey in each of the last seven years.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

a) Merseyside (part of Liverpool City Region)

The boroughs of Merseyside are joined by the neighbouring borough of Halton in Cheshire to form the Liverpool City Region.

(i) Local major schemes

In the last seven years (2012/13 to 2018/19 inclusive) the Government has committed the following on local major schemes:

In the last seven years (2012/13 to 2018/19 inclusive) the Government has committed the following on local major schemes:

Capital Grant

£m

Liverpool City Region Total

106.5

Liverpool City Region also received a £53.3m revenue grant. This was paid to Halton Borough Council and comprises £3.5m towards the running costs of the Mersey Gateway Crossings Board and £49.8m Availability Support Grant (the latter being the first two years’ payments towards the cost of the 30 year contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the new bridge and associated road infrastructure).

(ii) Local highway maintenance

Highways Maintenance

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

£k

£k

£k

£k

£k

£k

£k

£k

15,044

14,689

16,496

14,197

16,914

16,455

16,482

16,467

Integrated Transport Block

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

£k

£k

£k

£k

£k

£k

£k

£k

13,517

12,980

12,980

18,254

10,069

10,069

10,069

10,069

(iii) Strategic Roads

Budgets are not held by Highways England in the format requested. The Road Investment Strategy settlement is distributed to the various major projects that Highways England is committed to delivering and also to defined operational regions that are responsible for maintenance, repairs and local improvements.

b) Surrey

(i) Local major schemes

Surrey received £16.4m for Walton Bridge.

(ii) Local highway maintenance

Highways Maintenance

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

£k

£k

£k

£k

£k

£k

£k

£k

16,284

15,362

17,022

16,840

16,714

16,259

16,288

16,272

Integrated Transport Block

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

£k

£k

£k

£k

£k

£k

£k

£k

7,320

6,629

6,629

9,411

4,784

4,784

4,784

4,784

(iii) Strategic Roads

Budgets are not held by Highways England in the format requested. The Road Investment Strategy settlement is distributed to the various major projects that Highways England is committed to delivering and also to defined operational regions that are responsible for maintenance, repairs and local improvements.

Note

In addition both Merseyside and Surrey have access to Local Growth Funding (LGF) managed by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and to which this Department contributes. LGF supports schemes that facilitate economic growth and housing – these include transport schemes in both Merseyside and Surrey.

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