Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

Department for Transport written question – answered on 13th January 2022.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total Highways Maintenance funding allocation was for (a) Hertfordshire Council, (b) Lancashire County Council, (c) Oxfordshire County Council, (d) Cumbria County Council and (e) Walsall Council in (i) 2019-20 and (ii) 2020-21.

Photo of Trudy Harrison Trudy Harrison Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department for Transport provides funding by formula to all eligible local authorities, outside of London, to support the maintenance of the local road network, including Hertfordshire Council, Lancashire County Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Cumbria County Council, and Walsall Council. This funding is not ring-fenced, allowing local highway authorities to spend their allocations according to their own priorities.

Walsall Council is a constituent member of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). For both 2019/20 and 2020/21, all their formula funding for maintenance was paid directly to the Combined Authority so the table below lists the total funding provided to WMCA.

£ million

2019/20

2020/21

Total

Hertfordshire

18.201

28.673

46.874

Lancashire

23.676

38.325

62.001

Oxfordshire

17.096

27.315

44.411

Cumbria

27.745

44.305

72.050

WMCA

16.785

33.705

50.490

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