HC Deb 06 March 2002 vol 381 cc371-2W
Harry Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) what applications for compensation arising from the building of the M11 Link Road were received by the Highways Agency; how much has been allocated for payment of such compensation; and if he will make a statement; [38997]

(2) how much was allocated to Transport for London to cover compensation commitments of the Highways Agency arising from the building of the M11 Link Road; and if he will make a statement. [38998]

Mr. Jamieson

Papers relating to this scheme have been passed to Transport for London. However, it is unlikely that any claims for compensation for injurious effect by business or residents were received by the Highways Agency, since these must be made between one and six years after completion of the scheme.

The Agency made provision of £19.8 million, over the period 2000–01 to 2004–05, for compensation claims in relation to road schemes transferring to Transport for London. The bulk of this amount related to the Hackney/M11 Link Road.

These estimates were taken into account by Ministers in determining and making provision for GLA transport grant, which is a block grant paid for the purposes of Transport for London.

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