§ 43. Mr. Nicholas Bennett
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much will be invested in road and rail over the next three years.
§ Mr. Portillo
The figures requested are as follows:
£ billion 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 Total National roads12 1.7 1.8 1.8 5.3 Rail13 1.6 2.1 2.3 6.0 1 Local authorities also invest in road and rail, including expenditure on structural maintenance of local roads which falls within authorities' current expenditure budgets. The level of investment undertaken is a matter for the authorities concerned. For 1990–91 estimates of probable investment in local roads and non—BR rail systems are over £950 million and over £60 million respectively. 2 Including structural maintenance. 3 British Rail and London Regional Transport. Future investment by London Regional Transport has not yet been allocated between rail and non-rail expenditure (which is currently running at £50 million per annum).