Transport, Local Government and the Regions written question – answered on 10th December 2001.

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Photo of Mr Peter Duncan Mr Peter Duncan Conservative, Galloway and Upper Nithsdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what has been the total public investment in the M58 motorway since 1985; and how much of that investment was subject to European Union subsidy.

Photo of Mr David Jamieson Mr David Jamieson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions

I have asked the Chief Executive of the Highways Agency, Tim Matthews, to write to the hon. Member.

Letter from Tim Matthews to Mr. Peter Duncan, dated 10 December 2001

The Transport Minister, David Jamieson, has asked me to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about the total public investment in the M58 motorway since 1985.

I am afraid that our records are not kept in a form which allows us to provide this information.

The total spend includes monies for routine and winter maintenance which we pay to our agents in bulk: the sums are not disaggregated to individual roads. I can say however that between 1992 and 1995 we spend £10.5M on major maintenance schemes on this section of motorway.

This investment was funded by the Agency and its predecessor through the national roads vote. We can find no record of an EU grant having been received towards the cost of these works.

I am sorry that I cannot be more helpful but if you would like any further information about this matter, the Agency's Route Manager for the M58, Roy Wood, would be pleased to help you. His telephone number is 0161 930 5686.

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