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Written Question
Cycling: Bedfordshire
19 Jul 2019

Questioner: Andrew Selous

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much per capita funding has been allocated from the public purse to cycling in Central Bedfordshire in each of the last three years.

Answer (Michael Ellis)

The Department estimates that on average around £3 to £4 per capita has been allocated from the public purse to cycling and walking in Central Bedfordshire in each of the last three financial years. This estimate is based on both ring-fenced funding streams (including grants from the Sustainable Transport Transition Fund, Access Fund, and Small Business Research Initiative, as well as Bikeability training in schools in Central Bedfordshire), and non-ringfenced funding streams (including the Integrated Transport Block and Maintenance Block) of which a certain percentage is spent on measures which benefit cyclists and pedestrians. Local authorities are also able to use other local funds for cycling and walking projects, making it difficult to give a more precise estimate.


Written Question
Roads: Repairs and Maintenance
14 Jan 2015

Questioner: David Ruffley

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2014 to Question 217210, how much funding his Department has allocated to each district and unitary council in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire and (f) Norfolk for road improvement in each year since 2005.

Answer (Robert Goodwill)

The table below lists the funding the Department for Transport has allocated to (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire and (f) Norfolk for road improvement since 2005:

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

Year

Suffolk

Bedfordshire*

Cambridgeshire

Essex

Hertfordshire

Norfolk

05/06

22.6

9.4

21.0

31.9

21.2

29.3

06/07

23.6

9.6

21.4

30.0

23.9

30.5

07/08

21.5

7.8

20.3

34.9

24.2

32.5

08/09

23.0

8.7

21.4

33.6

25.6

31.4

09/10

21.7

9.2

19.4

39.4

25.9

30.5

10/11

23.2

9.5

18.9

60.0

26.5

32.1

11/12

27.2

10.4

17.8

61.2

30.6

35.2

12/13

21.8

9.1

14.8

34.4

24.8

26.7

13/14

24.3

17.3

16.8

33.1

27.2

30.4

14/15

33.9

14.8

20.3

44.5

32.9

60.8

* from 2010/11 Bedfordshire split into the 2 unitary authorities of Central Bedfordshire and Bedford and therefore this figure is the sum of their allocations.

The Department does not provide any funding directly to district councils. The table below lists the funding provided to the Unitary Authorities that fall within the historical counties of Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Norfolk for road improvement since 2005:

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

Year

Bedford*

Central Bedfordshire*

Luton

Peterborough

Southend on Sea

Thurrock

05/06

4.0

5.5

4.4

6.6

06/07

3.5

4.1

4.3

5.3

07/08

4.0

7.7

4.5

3.2

08/09

6.5

6.4

4.1

3.0

09/10

3.9

11.0

4.1

3.1

10/11

3.9

5.6

3.3

10.5

3.7

2.9

11/12

4.3

6.1

2.9

5.5

3.5

3.2

12/13

3.8

5.3

4.9

4.5

2.9

3.0

13/14

8.8

8.5

13.8

8.4

3.2

2.9

14/15

5.2

9.6

5.3

7.2

6.7

3.5

* from 2010/11 the 2 unitary authorities of Central Bedfordshire and Bedford came into being and therefore this figure is the sum of the allocations to Bedfordshire.

These tables include funding we have provided through the local Highways Maintenance Block, Integrated Transport Block, Severe Weather Funding, Local Major Projects and Local Pinch Point Fund schemes. The table does not include funding provided through the Bus Service Operators Grant, Local Sustainable Transport Fund, or Cycling Grant.

Local authorities are also able to use revenue funding, allocated by the Department of Communities and Local Government through the Revenue Support Grant for maintaining their local highways. It is for local highway authorities to decide upon their spending priorities across the whole range of services that they provide.


Written Question
Roads: Repairs and Maintenance
11 Dec 2014

Questioner: David Ruffley

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department allocated to each local authority in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Hertfordshire, (e) Norfolk and (g) England for road improvement in each year since 1997.

Answer (Robert Goodwill)

The table below lists the funding the Department for Transport has allocated to (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Hertfordshire, (e) Norfolk and (g) England for road improvement for which records are available:

Year

Suffolk

Bedfordshire*

Cambridgeshire

Hertfordshire

Norfolk

England

00/01

8.5

4.0

7.3

9.5

9.2

514.4

01/02

21.0

7.1

15.1

22.6

29.2

1,074.0

02/03

20.0

6.6

15.5

23.5

29.5

1,123.4

03/04

20.6

7.4

18.1

22.1

29.4

1,178.5

04/05

22.2

8.0

22.0

21.6

33.0

1,308.4

05/06

22.6

9.4

21.0

21.2

29.3

1,212.4

06/07

23.6

9.6

21.4

23.9

30.5

1,262.7

07/08

21.5

7.8

20.3

24.2

32.5

1,245.0

08/09

23.0

8.7

21.4

25.6

31.4

1,456.1

09/10

21.7

9.2

19.4

25.9

30.5

1,552.0

10/11

23.2

9.5

18.9

26.5

32.1

1,552.1

11/12

27.2

10.4

17.8

30.6

35.2

1,482.6

12/13

21.8

9.1

14.8

24.8

26.7

1,227.9

13/14

24.3

17.3

16.8

27/2

30.4

1,576.2

14/15

33.9

14.8

20.3

32.9

60.8

2,025.2

* from 2010/11 Bedfordshire split into the 2 unitary authorities of Central Bedfordshire and Bedford and therefore this figure is the sum of their allocations.

This table includes funding we have provided through the local Highways Maintenance Block, Integrated Transport Block, Severe Weather Funding, Local Major Projects and Local Pinch Point Fund schemes. The table does not include funding provided through the Bus Service Operators Grant, Local Sustainable Transport Fund, or Cycling Grant.

The Department is also funding local highways maintenance projects in Portsmouth, Birmingham, Sheffield, Isle of Wight and the London Borough of Hounslow through the Private Finance Initiative.

Local authorities are also able to use revenue funding, allocated by the Department of Communities and Local Government through the Revenue Support Grant for maintaining their local highways. It is for local highway authorities to decide upon their spending priorities across the whole range of services that they provide.