Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th July 2021.

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Photo of Sarah Green Sarah Green Liberal Democrat, Chesham and Amersham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the level of support provided by the Government to local authorities for road surfacing in each of the last five years.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

During the last five years the Department for Transport has provided over £5.9 billion by formula to local authorities in England, outside London, to support the maintenance of the local road network.

This funding is not ring-fenced, allowing local highway authorities to spend their allocations according to their own priorities.

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