Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

Transport written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to his Department's press release of 24 March 2010, on Highways Agency highways maintenance planning, what assessment he has made of the effect of such plans on levels of payments to local authorities for jointly contracted highways work.

Photo of Chris Mole Chris Mole Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

The Highways Agency has been set a target to achieve annual efficiencies of £90 million from its maintenance and renewals budget through improved contracting, better commercial management and longer term planning. Achievement of these efficiencies does not assume additional joint contracting for highways works with local authorities.

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