Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

Department for Transport written question – answered on 12th July 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Randerson Baroness Randerson Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to transfer maintenance and litter collection on all-purpose trunk roads to the Highways Agency.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

As outlined in the Government’s Litter Strategy published in 2017, we proposed to consider, if needed, additional powers for the Secretary of State to make this transfer of responsibility and funding to Highways England, and consider how to provide a mechanism to recover the cost of these activities from local authorities.

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