§ Mr. Darling
Annual expenditure for the years requested are as follows:
£ million 1997–98 18.8 1998–99 18.2 1999–2000 26.9 2000–01 32.0 2001–02 15.0 2002–03 17.6
For the latest year, 2002–03, approximately ¾ of the expenditure relates to Think! which promotes road safety messages to adults and children and is a vital part of the Government's strategy to reduce deaths and injuries.
Until 2001 figures for expenditure cover the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, (DTLR) and the Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR). Breaking out the transport element for the years 1997–98 to 2000–01 could be done only at disproportionate cost.