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Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on building new roads in each region in each year since 1979; and if he will make a statement. 
The following tables show the available data on regional expenditure on new construction/improvement and structural maintenance on motorways and trunk roads, as well as regional expenditure on new
improvement for highways, lighting, road safety and structural maintenance on local roads for 1999-2000 to 2006-07. These data do not enable new road construction to be identified as a separate category.
|Motorway and trunk roads : New construction/improvement and structural maintenance|
|(1) Trunk roads in London were transferred to Transport for London in July 2000 and were reclassified as principal roads. Expenditure on these roads from 2000-01 is shown under the Local roads heading for London.|
Highways Agency Financial Accounts and local authority returns to Communities; and Local Government
|Local roads( 1) : New improvement for highways, lighting, road safety and structural maintenance( 2)|
|(1) Local authority expenditure excludes car parks.|
(2) Includes expenditure on patching.
(3) Trunk roads in London were transferred to Transport for London in July 2000 and were reclassified as principal roads. Expenditure on these roads from 2000-01 is shown under the Local roads heading for London.
Highways Agency Financial Accounts and local authority returns to Communities and Local Government
Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how much capital funding his Department provided for road safety schemes in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997; 
(a) Block capital funding made available to local authorities since 2000-01 as part of the LTP settlement. This funding is not ring fenced. Integrated block funding is allocated at the Tyne and Wear plan level. Capital highway maintenance funding is allocated to local highway authorities. The table includes aggregate figures for funding provided prior to the introduction of the LTP settlement.
(b) PFI credits allocated to signed street lighting contracts in the north-east.
(c) Revenue and capital funding provided to north-east authorities since 2001-02 for the maintenance of recently detrunked roads. This funding is also not ring fenced. A three year settlement covering 2008-09 to 2010-11 has been made for revenue allocations for detrunked roads.
(d) Funding provided for emergency repairs following flooding to north-east local highways in 2001-02.
(e) Capital funding that the Department has contributed to major local authority road schemes (generally costing over £5 million). The table shows schemes completed since 2000 and those currently being delivered.
(f) Since 2007-08, local authorities have received specific road safety grant. As with integrated block funding, this is allocated at the Tyne and Wear plan level. The distribution of the funding within Tyne and Wear is determined by the local authorities within the road safety partnership. Since 2007, road safety partnership grant has also been allocated to local authorities.
Local authorities are also provided with financial support for road maintenance and road safety schemes through the Revenue Support Grant (RSG), administered by the Department for Communities and Local Government. There is no separately identified highways
maintenance component in RSG and it is for each authority to determine how much of it should be allocated to their highway network.
Information is not held centrally on what Gateshead metropolitan borough council and South Tyneside metropolitan council, which cover the Jarrow constituency, have spent within the boundaries of the constituency.
The Highways Agencys reporting systems does not record actual expenditure on a constituency or regional basis. Estimates are compiled for regional expenditure to supplement data reported in the Departments annual report. The estimates for the north-east have been placed in the House Libraries.
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what meetings (a) he and (b) officials from his Department have had since 12 December 2008 with potential providers to discuss the technology and infrastructure required for congestion charging. 
Department for Transport officials responsible for the demonstrations project have, however, in that period had a number of contractual progress meetings with each of the seven framework contractors for the project.
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