§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list for each year since 1989(a) the number of accidents involving a tractor or other agricultural machinery on public roads that were not licensed to travel on public roads and (b) the number of fatalities resulting from such accidents; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Norris
This information could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.232W
approval for local transport was apportioned to public transport in (a) England and Wales (b) Nottinghamshire in each of the last five years;
(2) what proportion of transport supplementary grant has been apportioned in (a) England and Wales and (b) Nottinghamshire to public transport in each of the last five years;
(3) what proportion of the annual capital guidelines for public transport was apportioned to public transport in (a) England and Wales and (b) Nottinghamshire in each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Norris
My right hon. Friend allocates local transport resources for England only. The relevant figures for annual capital guidelines and supplementary credit approvals are as follows.
Transport supplementary grant is payable only on local authority expenditure in connection with highways or the regulation of traffic and not for public transport. Public transport expenditure is eligible for grant under section 56 of the Transport Act 1968, and figures for this are also given.
Resources for public transport expenditure are allocated in response to bids submitted by local authorities for particular investment schemes, and the allocation to individual authorities will vary from year to year depending on the bids submitted.