HC Deb 13 March 2003 vol 401 c423W
Mr. Andrew Turner

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the value was of each grant paid to public sector bodies in London in the last year before the creation of the Greater London Authority for transport and highways purposes, including the highways and transport element of rate support grant; what sum was paid to the Greater London Authority in the last year for which information is available; and if he will make a statement on the methodology for determining that grant. [101550]

Mr. Raynsford

Grants paid to public sector bodies in London in 1999/00 were as follows (figures in fan):

Traffic Director for London 24
Traffic Control Systems Unit/Woolwich Ferry/Consultancies 8
London Transport (incl. London Underground 816
Docklands Light Railway 29
Highways Agency London spend (est.) 140
London Borough LTP allocations 84
Highways Rate Support Grant 223
Total: 1,324

In addition to these figures, a proportion of the expenditure on National Rail would have been spent in London.

In 2002/03, the sum paid to the Greater London Authority in the form of GLA transport grant is £1,024,118,000. This does not include any funding for the London Underground, National Rail, or for rate support grant paid to the London boroughs and TfL. No account of concessionary fares funding for London boroughs has been taken with regard to these figures.

Decisions on the level of GLA transport grant are taken by Ministers during comprehensive spending reviews, based on an assessment of London's need and competing national priorities. Grant is determined annually, following consultation with the Mayor of London.

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