§ Mr. Jenkin
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (1) if he will list90W the funding made available in each year since 1984–85 to each local authority for spending on schemes to encourage cycling; 
(2) how much the Government spent in each year since 1984–85 on schemes to encourage cycling. 
§ Mr. Hill
This information is not available in the form requested.
As far as local authority schemes are concerned no separate funding is made available to encourage cycling. It is for individual authorities to decide the amount spent on cycling from their overall total allocation of funding.
Between 1991–92 and 1999–2000, local highway authorities received funding for integrated transport packages and minor works, including cycling, as part of the annual local transport capital settlement. From 2000–01 onwards, authorities will receive an integrated capital block allocation each year for all local transport and maintenance purposes except schemes costing more than £5 million, which are funded separately.
The following table gives details of allocations from 1991–92 to 2000–01, from which spending on schemes to encourage cycling could be made.
£ million Year Amount available 1991–92 120 1992–93 109 1993–94 125 1994–95 70 1995–96 128 1996–97 118 1997–98 79 1998–99 85 1999–2000 160 2000–01 250
As to other expenditure the Department funds research into promoting cycling and making it safer. We issue guidance based on the results of research through our Local Transport Notes and Traffic Advisory Leaflets. In addition we are funding the marketing of the National Cycling Strategy and in 1996–97 around £2 million were provided by the Department to fund schemes in the Cycle Challenge project.