HC Deb 27 November 2003 vol 415 cc437-8W
Mr. Drew

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to monitor reliability and punctuality on train performance into Paddington station, with specific reference to the performance of First Great Western, in the last 12 months for which figures are available.[142234]

Project Financial Financial year started Government funding (­000) Outcomes
St. Helens Bus Station 1992–93 2,200 Quality Bus Corridor
St. Helens Linkway 1992–93 8,037 Transport Corridor Improvements
Earlestown Station 1993–94 180 Refurbishment
St. Helens Subway Design 1994–95 8 Design for subway to industrial development
IT St. Helens Bus Station 1995–96 132 IT equipment to provide information at bus stations
St. Helens Rail Station 1995–96 38 Refurbishment/upgrade
St. Helens Junction Study 1996–97 114 Study of useage
St. Helens Junction 1998–99 599 Developing major scheme
Lea Green New Station 1997–98 2,293 New Station Construction
St. Helens Corridor Appraisal 1999–2000 73 Assessment of Bus Corridor outcomes
Corridor Q 2001–02 2,188 Smart bus route
Centre 6 2001–02 651 Town centre highway and environmental improvements
Capital Challenge 1998–99 858 Town centre transport improvements
Newton 21 1998–99 93 SRB Environmental Improvements

Mr. Woodward

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what central Government expenditure has been allocated by his Department in(a) St. Helens and (b) Merseyside in each year since 1992. [141301]

Mr. McNulty

The following table shows allocations to St. Helens and across all five Merseyside authority areas since the 1997–98 financial year:

Financial year Allocations to St. Helens Allocations to five Merseyside authorities
1997–98 934 8,752
1998–99 1,055 8,134
1999–2000 1,533 11,310
2000–01 2,378 15,618
2001–02 3,890 29,364
2002–03 3,974 32,098
2003–04 4,508 39,501

Comparable information is not available for the period prior to 1997.

Mr. McNulty

The Strategic Rail Authority monitors the performance of all train operating companies and publishes statistics in its quarterly "National Rail Trends" publication, copies of which are placed in the Library of the House. The next edition covering performance to the end of September 2003 will be published later this month. Information is provided for the services of each operator in aggregate, not by specific destination stations.