§ Mr. Soames
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the amount of transport supplementary grant paid to West Sussex county council for each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
[holding answer 13 February 1989]The information is as follows:
Year Grant (£ million) 1989–90 1.526 1988–89 2.730 1987–88 3.089 1986–87 3.622 1985–86 3.241
Most major schemes in the county's TSG-supported programme are now complete or nearly complete. Expenditure has therefore tailed off. Expenditure on new schemes has not yet compensated for this reduction. The A259 Rustington bypass has been newly accepted for support in 1989–90.