Highways Maintenance in England: Local Spending

Part of Transport – in the House of Commons at on 24 November 2022.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch

Is that not a rather complacent response? A lot of the £500 million allocated last year to local authorities in England for highway maintenance was not spent on highway maintenance, so it was effectively a fraud on taxpayers. Will my hon. Friend please ensure that next year, the allocations of money to highway authorities are made contingent upon them showing that last year’s allocation was spent on highways?