Bus Services: Finance

Department for Transport written question – answered on 1st July 2022.

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Photo of Daisy Cooper Daisy Cooper Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health and Social Care), Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June to Question 14617, with reference to the £42 million per year funding for Local Transport Authorities under the Bus Service Operators Grant scheme, how much and what proportion of that funding has been spent by those authorities on expenditure other than directly financing bus routes in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority area.

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

The Department each year sends a survey to all Local Transport Authorities who receive funding from BSOG requesting they provide the Department with information as to how this funding is applied. This survey is undertaken on a voluntary basis. For financial years prior to 2021/2022 insufficient information is available from responses to the survey in order to enable the Department to provide this information. Changes to the information requested in the survey undertaken in 2021 enable the following information to be provided.

2020/21 BSOG

Local Transport Authority

Spend on "Non-Bus"

% Spend on "Non-Bus"

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

£0

0%

Bedford Borough Council

£0

0%

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

£0

0%

Blackpool Borough Council

£0

0%

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

£0

0%

Bracknell Forest

-

-

Bradford MBC

£0

0%

Brighton and Hove City Council

£0

0%

Buckinghamshire County Council

£0

0%

Calderdale MBC

£0

0%

Cambridgeshire County Council

-

-

Canterbury City Council

£0

0%

Central Bedfordshire Council

£0

0%

CENTRO (WEST MIDLANDS CA)

£0

0%

Cheshire East

£0

0%

Cheshire West and Chester

£0

0%

City of York Council

£0

0%

Coventry City Council

-

-

Cornwall County Council

£0

0%

Cumbria County Council

£0

0%

Darlington Borough Council

£0

0%

Derby City Council

-

-

Derbyshire County Council

£0

0%

Devon County Council

£0

0%

Dorset County Council

£0

0%

Durham County Council

£0

0%

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

£0

0%

East Sussex County Council

£0

0%

Eastleigh Borough Council

£0

0%

Epsom and Ewell

-

-

Essex County Council

£0

0%

Gateshead MBC

-

-

Gloucestershire County Council

£0

0%

Halton Borough Council

-

-

Hampshire County Council

£0

0%

Hartlepool Borough Council

-

-

Havant Borough Council

-

-

Herefordshire County Council

£0

0%

Hertfordshire County Council

£0

0%

Isle of Wight Council

£0

0%

Kent County Council

£0

0%

Kettering Borough Council

-

-

Kingston upon Hull City Council

£0

0%

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

-

-

Lancashire County Council

£0

0%

Leeds City Council

-

-

Leicester City Council

£0

0%

Leicestershire County Council

£0

0%

Lincolnshire County Council

£0

0%

Liverpool City Council

£0

0%

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

-

-

London Borough of Barnet

£0

0%

London Borough of Brent

£0

0%

London Borough of Camden

-

-

London Borough of Enfield

£0

0%

London Borough of Harrow

£0

0%

London Borough of Hillingdon

£21,666

100.0%

London Borough of Hounslow

£0

0%

London Borough of Islington

-

-

London Borough of Merton

£0

0%

London Borough of Newham

£0

0%

London Borough of Redbridge

£10,000

22.3%

Luton Borough Council

-

-

Medway Council

£0

0%

Merseyside Travel PTE

-

-

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

£0

0%

Middlesbrough Borough Council

£0

0%

Milton Keynes Council

£0

0%

Newcastle City Council

£0

0%

Nexus

£0

0%

Norfolk County Council

-

-

North East Lincolnshire Council

£0

0%

North Lincolnshire Council

£0

0%

Northamptonshire County Council

£0

0%

North Somerset Council

£0

0%

North Yorkshire County Council

£0

0%

Northumberland County Council

£0

0%

Nottingham City Council

£0

0%

Nottinghamshire County Council

-

-

Oxfordshire County Council

£58,927

7.4%

Peterborough City Council

£0

0%

Plymouth City Council

£0

0%

Portsmouth City Council

£0

0%

Reading Borough Council

£0

0%

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

£0

0%

Rotherham MBC

£20,959

100.0%

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

£0

0%

Rutland County Council

£0

0%

Salford City Council

£21,478

100.0%

Sheffield City Council

-

-

Shropshire County Council

£0

0%

Slough Borough Council

£0

0%

Somerset County Council

£0

0%

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive

£0

0%

Southampton City Council

£0

0%

St Helens MBC

-

-

Staffordshire County Council

£0

0%

Stockport MBC

-

-

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

£0

0%

Stoke-on-Trent City Council

-

-

Suffolk County Council

£0

0%

Surrey County Council

£0

0%

Swindon Borough Council

£249

0.1%

Telford and Wrekin Council

£0

0%

Tameside MBC

-

-

Thurrock Council

£0

0%

Torbay Borough Council

-

-

Transport for Greater Manchester

£0

0%

Wakefield Council

£29,770

78.9%

Warrington Borough Council

£0

0%

Warwickshire County Council

£0

0%

West Berkshire District Council

£0

0%

West of England Combined Authority

£0

0%

West Sussex County Council

£61,490

14.1%

Wigan Council

-

-

Wiltshire County Council

£0

0%

Winchester City Council

£0

0%

Wirral Borough Council

-

-

Wokingham District Council

-

-

Worcestershire County Council

£0

0%

A dash indicates the local authority did not respond to the voluntary survey.

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