§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many planning authorities have included(a) new and (b) re-opened railways in their local transport plans in the last two years. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
Full information is not readily available in the form requested. However, in the five-year Local Transport Plans (LTPs) submitted in July 2000, and subsequent Annual Progress Reports on these, 12 local transport authorities in England outside London have included proposals for 16 rail-related major local transport schemes. Proposals are not categorised by whether they contain new or re-opened railways. In addition, all LTPs contain strategies which take account of the contribution rail can make towards their objectives.