HL Deb 04 October 2000 vol 616 c217WA
Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What will be the United Kingdom's share of funds available in 2000 for priority projects and other schemes under the European Community's financing programme for the transport Trans-European Network (TEN). [HL4017]

The Minister of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Lord Macdonald of Tradeston)

Two priority projects in the United Kingdom will receive about £27.6 million from the EU TEN budget. Some £18.4 million will go towards the construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and about £9.2 million will go towards the modernisation of the West Coast Main Line. The UK will also receive £0.6 million to support ground transport access improvements at Manchester Airport and studies on the upgrading of roads in Northern Ireland. The UK is expected to receive a further sum of around £3 million in support of participation in a number of multi-national TEN projects which have received awards this year.