Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

Treasury written question – answered on 25th October 2021.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will commit to new funding for local authorities to repair damaged roads and potholes.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately The Exchequer Secretary

This Government recognises that maintaining local roads is a key priority for local communities and businesses.

At the last Spending Review, the Chancellor committed £1.125 billion in 2021/22 for local roads maintenance including the £500 million Potholes Fund committed in the manifesto. This represents a £125 million increase on typical annual funding from Spending Review 2015.

Maintenance in London, including repairing potholes, is a matter for Transport for London and the London Boroughs. This Government has supported TfL with c£4bn in emergency Covid support since the start of the pandemic.

We will set out future highways maintenance funding at Spending Review 2021.

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