§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how much in each of the last three financial years his Department has provided in financial support to London Transport for dial-a-ride schemes operating in London, and how much London Transport paid to the dial-a-ride companies in each of the same years. 
Ms Glenda Jackson: The answer is as follows:
£million 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 Payments to London Transport for Dial-a-Ride 12.6 9.3 10.1 Payments by London Transport to the Dial-a-Ride companies 9.3 8.8 8.5
The difference between the two figures is London Transport's own salary and staff costs in support of Dial-a-Ride, and certain costs which London Transport met on behalf of the Dial-a-Ride companies such as vehicles and computer equipment.