§ Mr. Summerson
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what conclusions he has reached about the possibility of earmarking part of the expenditure accepted for transport supplementary grant for work that will help reduce the number of casualties on local authority roads.
§ Mr. Atkins
Following discussions with the local authority associations, I have decided that highway authorities in England should be invited to bid for transport supplementary grant for local safety schemes on all their roads—and not just those of more than local importance—from 1991–92 onwards. Authorities will be told what information they need to submit in support of their bids in the next transport policies and programme circular, which will be issued in a few months from now. The amount of each authority's accepted expenditure for local safety schemes will be separately identified at the time of each TSG settlement.