Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th January 2015.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Conservative, Bury St Edmunds

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2014 to Question 217210, how much funding his Department has allocated to each district and unitary council in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire and (f) Norfolk for road improvement in each year since 2005.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The table below lists the funding the Department for Transport has allocated to (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire and (f) Norfolk for road improvement since 2005:

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

Year

Suffolk

Bedfordshire*

Cambridgeshire

Essex

Hertfordshire

Norfolk

05/06

22.6

9.4

21.0

31.9

21.2

29.3

06/07

23.6

9.6

21.4

30.0

23.9

30.5

07/08

21.5

7.8

20.3

34.9

24.2

32.5

08/09

23.0

8.7

21.4

33.6

25.6

31.4

09/10

21.7

9.2

19.4

39.4

25.9

30.5

10/11

23.2

9.5

18.9

60.0

26.5

32.1

11/12

27.2

10.4

17.8

61.2

30.6

35.2

12/13

21.8

9.1

14.8

34.4

24.8

26.7

13/14

24.3

17.3

16.8

33.1

27.2

30.4

14/15

33.9

14.8

20.3

44.5

32.9

60.8

* from 2010/11 Bedfordshire split into the 2 unitary authorities of Central Bedfordshire and Bedford and therefore this figure is the sum of their allocations.

The Department does not provide any funding directly to district councils. The table below lists the funding provided to the Unitary Authorities that fall within the historical counties of Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Norfolk for road improvement since 2005:

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

Year

Bedford*

Central Bedfordshire*

Luton

Peterborough

Southend on Sea

Thurrock

05/06

4.0

5.5

4.4

6.6

06/07

3.5

4.1

4.3

5.3

07/08

4.0

7.7

4.5

3.2

08/09

6.5

6.4

4.1

3.0

09/10

3.9

11.0

4.1

3.1

10/11

3.9

5.6

3.3

10.5

3.7

2.9

11/12

4.3

6.1

2.9

5.5

3.5

3.2

12/13

3.8

5.3

4.9

4.5

2.9

3.0

13/14

8.8

8.5

13.8

8.4

3.2

2.9

14/15

5.2

9.6

5.3

7.2

6.7

3.5

* from 2010/11 the 2 unitary authorities of Central Bedfordshire and Bedford came into being and therefore this figure is the sum of the allocations to Bedfordshire.

These tables include funding we have provided through the local Highways Maintenance Block, Integrated Transport Block, Severe Weather Funding, Local Major Projects and Local Pinch Point Fund schemes. The table does not include funding provided through the Bus Service Operators Grant, Local Sustainable Transport Fund, or Cycling Grant.

Local authorities are also able to use revenue funding, allocated by the Department of Communities and Local Government through the Revenue Support Grant for maintaining their local highways. It is for local highway authorities to decide upon their spending priorities across the whole range of services that they provide.

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