Roads: Lancashire

Department for Transport written question – answered on 18th April 2019.

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Photo of Mark Menzies Mark Menzies Conservative, Fylde

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the total funding provided to Lancashire County Council for pothole repairs in each of the last three years.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Department for Transport is allocating £6.6 billion between 2015/16 and 2020/21 to local highway authorities for local highway maintenance funding, including for the repair of potholes or to stop them forming.

From this, it has allocated Lancashire County Council the following funding over the last three years:

Year

Funding Stream

£ M

2017//18

Highways Maintenance Block (including incentive element)

22.487

2017/18

Pothole Action Fund

2.913

2018/19

Highways Maintenance Block (including incentive element)

22.465

2018/19

Pothole Action Fund

1.227

2018/19*

Budget £420 million

10.229

2019/20

Highways Maintenance Block (including incentive element)

22.434

2019/20

Pothole Action Fund

0.621

Total

82.376

*In the Budget, the Chancellor provided local highway authorities in England an additional £420m for highway maintenance.

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