Written statement to Parliament

Corrections to answers to supplementary oral Parliamentary Questions 137500 and 137497

This speech was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Stephen Hammond MP corrects answers to questions about schemes under construction and investment in the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

I regret to inform the House that there was an inaccuracy in the answer I gave to a supplementary question pursuant to an oral Parliamentary Question [UIN 137500] on 17 January 2013 (Official report, Column 1012) about schemes announced in the Autumn Statement 2011 which are now under construction.

The correct answer is that work is underway on over 90% of the projects and that construction has already begun on 13 of them.

There was also an inaccuracy in the answer I gave to a supplementary question pursuant to oral Parliamentary Question [UIN 137497] on 17 January 2013 (‘Official report’, column 1009). I would like to clarify that £600 million, not £650 million, has been invested in the Local Sustainable Transport Fund programme.

It is worth pointing out that, in addition to this figure, we have announced a further £107 million of investment specifically for cycling schemes, of which £42 million was announced at last year’s Autumn Statement.