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Cycling: Training

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 34435, tabled on 18 April 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department provided for Bikeability in each year from 2007-08 to 2015-16 expressed in 2015-16 prices; and how much his Department plans to provide for that scheme in each year from 2016-17 to 2020-21 expressed in 2015-16 prices.

Answered on

21 April 2016

The amount of funding provided by the Department for Transport to support the delivery of Bikeability cycle training in each financial year from 2007/08 to 2015/16 is set-out in the table below:

Financial Year

2007/08

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

£m

1.11

3.92

5.94

9.50

11.48

10.97

11.71

12.45

11.19

Funding expressed in 2015/16 prices £m

1.30

4.49

6.67

10.35

12.25

11.51

12.05

12.60

11.19

Footnotes: Figures provided in the table cover Bikeability training grant costs only. Funding expressed in 2015/16 prices was calculated using parameters in the Transport Analysis Guidance (TAG) data book.

Between 2010/11 and 2015/16 this government provided an average of £11.66m per year in 2015/16 prices, compared to an average of £4.15m per year in the three years previously under Labour.

The projected budget for the delivery of Bikeability in each financial year from 2016/17 to 2019/20 is set-out in the table below:

Financial Year

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

£m

11.40

11.59

11.79

11.99

Funding expressed in 2015/16 prices £m

11.22

11.21

11.19

11.15

Footnotes: Figures provided in the table cover Bikeability training grant costs only. Funding expressed in 2015/16 prices was calculated using parameters in the Transport Analysis Guidance (TAG) data book.

Government funding for Bikeability in 2020/21 will be decided at a future Spending Review.

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