Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

Transport written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much (a) public and (b) private spending there was on the strategic road network in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Paul Clark Paul Clark PPS (Rt Hon Ed Balls, Secretary of State), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

In the past 10 years total capital investment on the strategic road network has been:

£ billion
1998-99 0.6
1999-00 0.4
2000-01 0.4
2001-02 0.6
2002-03 0.7
2003-04 0.4
2004-05 0.6
2005-06 0.7
2006-07 1.1
2007-08 1.1

Privately funded investments are included in the Highways Agency's balance sheet and are shown in the figures above as per guidance issued by Treasury. The amounts relating to privately funded schemes are:

£ million
2004-05 47
2005-06 93
2006-07 274
2007-08 47

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