§ Mr. Campbell-Savours
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what has been the impact on the public sector borrowing requirement of the Dartford-Thurrock river crossings in each year since 1988. 
§ Mr. Watts
[holding answer 8 July 1996]: I have asked the chief executive of the Highways Agency to write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Lawrie Haynes to Mr. D. N. Campbell-Savours, dated 10 July 1996:
As you know, the Secretary of State for Transport has asked me to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking about the impact on the public sector borrowing requirement of the Dartford-Thurrock river crossings in each year since 1988.
207W The impact on the PSBR of the Dartford-Thurrock river crossings can be shown by the net expenditure incurred by the Department of Transport/Highways Agency since 1988 and is as follows.
£000s 1988–89 1,105.7 1989–90 3,717.3 1990–91 22,804.5 1991–92 20,486.6 1992–93 6,327.7 1993–94 4,051.2 1994–95 4,993.8 1995–96 2,502.6 1996–97 1116.8 Total 66,106.2 1 To the end of June.
These are net totals as some expenditure incurred by the Department of Transport has been offset by contributions by Dartford River Crossing Ltd.
The above totals not only include works costs on the three river crossings but also on related project work such as traffic control systems, toll booths and works on the approach roads.