HC Deb 02 November 1995 vol 265 c470W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what changes have taken place in the Government's policy on financing local authority transport policies since 1979. [40981]

Mr. Norris

The most recent change in the Government's approach to the financing of local transport was the introduction of the package approach to funding in 1994–95. This enables local authorities to submit bids for packages of measures covering all forms of transport, and to do so in partnership with each other if they wish.

Information on earlier changes to the local transport financing system could be produced only at disproportionate cost. My Department publishes guidance on funding to local authorities in its annual transport policies and programme circulars, copies of which are deposited in the Library of the House.