Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th November 2022.

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Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne Conservative, New Forest West

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the impact of increases in the rate of inflation on the ability of highways authorities to deliver maintenance programmes.

Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department is keenly aware of the impact of inflation, both on our own programme of works and on those of partners such as local authorities.

The Department is working closely with local highways authority representatives and stakeholders, along with other Government Departments, to understand and address wider inflationary pressures on local authorities.

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