§ Mr. Devlin
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will list those projects in the Darlington borough council area awarded transport supplementary grants since 1983; and whether he will estimate the proportion this represents of transport supplementary grants awarded to Durham county council area as a whole.
§ Mr. Atkins
No major road scheme (costing over £1 million) in Darlington borough council's area has been accepted for transport supplementary grant since the present system was introduced in 1985–86. Transport supplementary grant for minor works is not given for specified schemes but in a single block. We do not know how much Durham county council has spent on minor works in Darlington borough council's area. Before 1985£86 transport supplementary grant was paid as a single block for capital and current expenditure on roads and public transport.