Roads Infrastructure

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0180
Question By: 
Andrew Pelling
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Daniel Moylan of London Councils has been critical of your allocation of monies to Boroughs for roads as being below the rate on inflation.

Why treat the Boroughs so badly?

Answer

Answer for Roads Infrastructure

Answer for Roads Infrastructure

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The boroughs have not been treated badly at all. They have, in fact, benefited substantially from TfL funding. As my press release in December announcing a record £160m of funding for London boroughs to spend in 2007/08 said:'Since the Mayor was first elected in 2000, funding for boroughs has almost doubled - this year's allocation shows a 92 per cent increase from 1999/2000.It is part of the record-breaking five-year £792m programme for local transport schemes included in Transport for London's £10bn Investment Programme, and is an increase on the £765m previously announced.'Boroughs have also benefited from higher than expected announcements in the earlier years and this has led to a flattening of what had hitherto been a steadily increasing number.