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Highways Agency spending stats revealed

Transport minister Sadiq Khan has revealed figures showing Highways Agency spending over the last decade

Responding to a parliamentary question from Harry Cohen MP, Khan has revealed how much the Highways Agency has incurred on constructing new roads in each of the last 10 years.

“The following table provides information on net spend on Highways Agency major improvements since 1998-99. Information before this is not readily available due to systems and accounting changes and could be provided only at a disproportionate cost,” he said.

 

YearFunding (£ million)
1998-99452
1999-2000318
2000-01299
2001-02424
2002-03483
2003-04235
2004-05317
2005-06483
2006-07814
2007-08759
2008-09725

 

“On local major road schemes which are promoted by the respective local highway authority, the Department does not hold information in a format which distinguishes expenditure incurred between local major road schemes and local major public transport schemes and this can be provided only at a disproportionate cost,” he added.

Readers' comments (2)

  • I don't understand why an ex human rights solicitor is in charge of transport

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  • Possibly because there is no labour party member who is also a transport engineer and was elected to parliament at the last general election?

    Are you thinking of standing for parliament at the next election to rectify the problem? Or are you just going to complain about it?

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