HL Deb 25 June 2004 vol 662 c165WA
Lord Patten

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 5 May (WA 122), whether they will provide for every government department separately the expenditure on focus groups in the years 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02 and 2002–03. [HL2964]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

Figures are not held centrally for expenditure on focus groups. Government departments are responsible for recording their own expenditure on focus groups, therefore, expenditure for every government department in this area could be collected only at disproportionate cost.

Cabinet Office expenditure on focus groups is not separately identifiable on the department's accounting system and could be identified only at disproportionate cost.

2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 Total
London exc LUL 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 10.5
LUL 1 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.3 8.2
£ billion (public expenditure only) TOTAL 18.7
These figures refer to public expenditure only. They exclude spending on mainline railways or private sector investment in transport.

Most of these resources will be allocated to the Mayor through the TfL transport block grant. It is up to the Mayor to use this grant to support his transport