Potholes and Road Maintenance

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:00 am on 5th June 2018.

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Photo of Julie Cooper Julie Cooper Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care) (Community Health) 11:00 am, 5th June 2018

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for securing this debate and making a very strong case. My own authority, Conservative-controlled Lancashire County Council, is out there measuring reported potholes to decide whether they are deep enough to repair. Many do not satisfy the requirement, but what we find is that small potholes become big potholes, which become trenches. It is a total false economy.