§ Mr. Hendry
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what road safety schemes his Department is currently supporting; and how much funding is allocated to these schemes.
§ Mr. Kenneth Carlisle
A total of £31 million was earmarked for local safety schemes in the 1991–92 local roads capital settlement. A total of £43 million has been provided for this purpose in 1992–93. Information on individual schemes executed by local highway authorities using the funds is not readily available, but the average cost of a local safety scheme is about £10,000.
The Department of Transport spent £10 million on about 300 safety schemes on its trunk roads in 1991–92. That rate of expenditure is expected to continue in 1992–93.