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 my hon. Friend and I commend him, as a former shadow Roads Minister, for his interest and knowledge in this area. We heard from industry about a lack of data on the quality of roads, and one of our recommendations is that the Government improve those data. There is a bit of a mixed picture. There has been a slight improvement on some A-roads that are managed by local authorities, but as my hon. Friend recognises, for many unclassified roads, the picture has got worse. Funding is key, but as I said, it is not just about the quantity of funding; it is the way it is delivered. We call on the Government to consult with local authorities in deciding future arrangements.