Transport Committee

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:26 pm on 4th July 2019.

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Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Chair, Transport Committee 12:26 pm, 4th July 2019

I thank the hon. Gentleman, who is a valued member of the Committee. We have heard repeated evidence that councils are rushing around trying to fill the most dangerous potholes because they do not have the certainty of future funding. If they did have that certainty, they could plan ahead for maintenance and re-covering of roads, which is a much more efficient and effective way of doing things than the patch-and-mend approach in which a pothole gets filled, but if that is not done effectively, it returns, particularly when the weather is poor.