HC Deb 08 July 1996 vol 281 cc77-9W
Mr. Tyler

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what steps he is taking to secure EU funding for a Trans-European network feasibility study for the Bristol-Penzance main railway; [35949]

(2) how many projects have been endorsed and submitted by Her Majesty's Government to the EU Commission for funding under financial regulations 2236/95 for transport initiatives; if he will list them; and if he will set out the steps taken to secure Commission allocation of funds. [35948]

Mr. Norris

The United Kingdom put forward, for funding under the Trans-European networks financing regulation EC 2236/95, 16 projects in 1995 and 18 projects in 1996, including the Great Western line development study, which covers the Bristol-Penzance line. These are listed in the table. The allocation of funds to individual projects is determined by a committee of member states' representatives on the basis of a set of Commission proposals, themselves based on member states' bids. Officials maintain regular contact with the Commission to ensure that the proposed allocation is based on a thorough and accurate knowledge of the projects concerned.

  • Projects included in the 1995 UK bid for TENs funds
  • Priority Projects
  • Channel Tunnel Rail Link
  • West Coast Mainline Upgrading
  • Ireland-UK Benelux Road Link
  • Other Projects
  • Airports-Rail Links
  • Heathrow Express
  • London-Luton Interchange
  • Manchester Airport Intermodality Study
  • Birmingham Airport Interchange
  • Other Rail
  • Piggyback Consortium
  • Other Road
  • M4 bridge strengthening programme
  • Britannia Bridge tidal flow study
  • English road bridge strength studies
  • English road capacity studies
  • Traffic Management Systems
  • Air
  • Short Term Conflict Alert System evaluation studies
  • ATC system modeling
  • European airport/airspace capacity assessment model
  • Road
  • Radio Data Systems—Traffic Message Channel
  • Projects included in 1996 UK bid for TENs Funds
  • Priority Projects
  • Channel Tunnel Rail Link
  • West Cost Mine Line Upgrading
  • Ireland-UK Benelux Road Link
  • Other Projects
  • Airports—Rail Links
  • Luton Airport Interchange
  • Birmingham Airport Transport Interchange
  • Heathrow rail link studies
  • Other Road Projects
  • A40-A477-M4 corridor studies
  • Other Rail Projects
  • Great Western Line Development study
  • Ayr-Mauchline Development study
  • 79
  • Traffic Management Projects
  • Air
  • ATN feasibility studies
  • Avionic ADS Europe systems upgrading
  • Air/ground data link studies
  • Flight Data Management and Distribution systems
  • Road
  • RDS-TMS development
  • A55 Traffic control and driver information study
  • Sea
  • GMDSS safety radio network improvement
  • Transponder Identification and Tracking trial
  • Maritime traffic density study.