HC Deb 27 June 1989 vol 155 c378W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has given for road building and improvement in Liverpool; and if he will list the Liverpool city council plans it was allocated for, for each of the last five years.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

There are no trunk roads in Liverpool. We support expenditure on the city council's more important roads through the transport supplementary grant system. The information requested is:

Year Amount of TSG given (£ million) (including minor works)
1985–86 12.083
1986–87 2.702
1987–88 2.267
1988–89 1.235
1989–90 1.762
1 (to Merseyside County Council).

Major Schemes accepted for TSG 1985–1990 Years TSG allocated
Liverpool Inner Ring Road 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88
Garston Bypass 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88
Access to Lime Street Station 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88
Great George Street 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88
Everton Valley Improvement 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89

Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received about road building and upgrading plans in Liverpool; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

We have recently received representations about the Park road relief road from the chairman of the Merseyside development corporation and the hon. Member. My right hon. Friend the Member for Wallasey (Mrs. Chalker) wrote to me about motorway communications on Merseyside and in Liverpool.