§ Mr. Linton
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will set out the effects on Battersea constituency of his Department's transport policies and actions since 2 May 1997. 
§ Mr. Hill
Specific information about the effects on Battersea constituency is not available. However, since April 1997 my Department has allocated £6.48 million of resources for transport initiatives and schemes to the London borough of Wandsworth under the Local Transport Settlement.
Responsibility for allocations for the financial year beginning April 2001 onwards now belongs to Transport for London.
The London borough of Wandsworth has also benefited from Local Transport Settlement allocations to a number of London-wide initiatives, and to two sub-regional partnerships, SWELTRAC and Wandle Valley. Since April 1997 the following amounts have been allocated:
£ million London Cycle Network 20.5 London Bus Priority Network 47.0 SWELTRAC 3.6 Wandle Valley 1.0 Green Areas Initiative 0.6 Bridge Strengthening 64.9
In addition, as part of the Red Route programme a number of road schemes have been carried out in the constituency, including junction improvements, crossings and signing. The franchises for national rail services in the area are currently being replaced with a view to providing a much improved service when the competitions are complete.