§ Mr. Peter Bradley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what grants for transport projects have been allocated to(a) Telford and The Wrekin and (b) Shropshire county councils since May 1997. 
§ Mr. Hill
Shropshire county council has been allocated the following amounts for transport projects, through the Local Transport Settlement, since May 1997:
£ million 1997–98 4.207 1998–99 3.364 1999–2000 4.348 2000–01 6.093
Since its establishment as a unitary authority in 1998, Telford and Wrekin council has been allocated the following in Local Transport Settlement:
£ million 1998–99 0 955 1999–2000 1.696 2000–01 2.103
In addition, Shropshire county council has been allocated £630,354 in Rural Bus Subsidy Grant for each of the years 1998–99, 1999–2000 and 2000–01, and £43,500 through the Rural Bus Challenge in 1999. Telford and Wrekin council has been allocated £76,048 each year for Rural Bus Subsidy Grant, and £174,000 through the Rural Bus Challenge in 1999.