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CSR Tuesday, 18 July, 2000, 15:17 GMT 16:17 UK
Transport spending up by 9.1bn
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Transport spending will increase by 9.1bn
Chancellor Gordon Brown has announced an increase of 9.1bn to improve transport throughout the UK.

He told the House of Commons that spending on rail and roads would increase in real terms by 20% as part of the government's Comprehensive Spending Review.

Mr Brown said spending on transport would increase from 4.9bn this year to 6bn next year, to 7.4bn in 2002 and 9.1bn in 2003/4

He also announced that money to support rural transport initiatives would increase to 95m a year.

Mr Brown said the full details of the targets to improve buses and rail services would be announced by the Deputy Prime Minister on Thursday.

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