Bus Services: Finance

Department for Transport written question – answered on 30th June 2022.

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Photo of Daisy Cooper Daisy Cooper Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2022 to Question 14617, how much of the £525 million funding to deliver zero emissions buses has been allocated to local authorities as at 8 June 2022; and how much of that funding has been spent by local authorities on expenditure other than that which will deliver zero emissions buses.

Photo of Trudy Harrison Trudy Harrison Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

We are providing over £525 million funding for zero emissions buses overthis Parliament.

In March 2021, the Government awarded £50 million of funding to the West Midlands Combined Authority to support the Coventry All Electric Bus City.

The Government has also announced nearly £270 million funding from the Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme to 17 areas.

As set out in the guidance for the All Electric Bus City and ZEBRA schemes, the funding awarded was conditional on local transport authorities delivering on the business cases. The remaining funding will be allocated over the three year spending review period.

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