§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his answer of 3 March,Official Report, column 143, if he will list the location, cost and duration of the local road improvement schemes funded by his Department in the City of Westminster since 1979.
§ Mr. Norris
Between the years 1979 and 1986, road improvement schemes in the city of Westminster were the responsibility of the Greater London council or Westminster city council. The information on schemes during this period is not readily available and can only be provided at disproportionate cost. Since 1986 local roads have been the sole responsibility of Westminster city council. The following amounts of expenditure have been accepted for transport supplementary grant for the relevant financial years:—
£ million 1986–87 1.016 1987–88 0.766 1988–89 1.070 1989–90 1.800 1990–91 1.384 1991–92 2.742 1992–93 5.852
One major scheme, costing more than £1 million in total, is included in these figures. This is the A404 Harrow Road/Ladbroke Grove widening scheme being carried out jointly by Westminster council and the Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The following amounts of expenditure have been accepted for this scheme in Westminster for the relevant financial years:—
£ million 1986–87 0.700 1987–88 0.434 1988–89 0.650 1989–90 1.300 1990–91 0.922 1991–92 0.855 1992–93 1.015
The start of this scheme has been delayed. Grant has been paid in anticipation of an earlier start date. The likely duration of the scheme is six years.470W
Other expenditure accepted for TSG support was for various minor works, under £1 million in total cost. These are paid as a block grant and are not scheme specific. Details of such schemes are not readily available.