§ Harry Cohen
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions for what reason the Highways Agency no longer takes responsibility for the surfaces of major roads in London; what sum was specifically transferred for this purpose to Transport for London; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
On 3 July 2000 the Highways Agency's responsibilities for all of its roads in London except for the stubs of the M 1, M4 and the M11 were transferred to Transport for London. The Government pay the Greater London Authority Transport Grant to support the whole range of Transport for London' s responsibilities. This grant rises from £714 million in 2001–02 to over £1 billion in 2003–04.