§ 17. Mr. Paul Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on local transport plans. 
§ Mr. Hill
Authorities submitted their first full Local Transport Plans last July. In December we announced an £8.4 billion package for local transport improvements over the next five years to help deliver what local people want. Authorities will be submitting their first annual progress reports later this year and we shall be closely monitoring the delivery of schemes on the ground.