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Estimates - Spending of the Department of Transport

Published Friday, February 23, 2018

The new-style Estimates day debates provides the House with an opportunity to explore and scrutinise in more detail the DfT’s spending plans and priorities.

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─          Total public spending on Transport in 2016/17 was £29.14 billion. Of this, the overall budget of the Department of Transport (DfT) was £15.63 billion.

─          There has been significant discussion and debate around whether London and the South-East receives a disproportionate share of transport expenditure, and particularly whether the North of England receives a “fair share” of expenditure.

─          The new-style Estimates day debates provides the House with an opportunity to explore and scrutinise in more detail the DfT’s spending plans and priorities.

─          The Transport committee has published a Memorandum on the Supplementary Estimate 2017/18 setting out changes in departmental spending plans since the Main Estimate.

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Author: Tom Rutherford

Topics: Regional planning and development, Aviation, Buses, Cycling, Motorcycles, Public expenditure, Railways, Roads, Shipping

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