§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Transport which roads in the West Midlands county were found in the national road maintenance condition survey compiled by his department in co-operation with local authorities to have defects in respect of cracking, rutting and potholes; what was the level of participation by local authorities in the county in preparing this report; and what action he proposes to take as a result of the findings.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
County data for the national road maintenance condition survey are confidential. Results for the West Midlands region as a whole (five counties), and for metropolitan areas as a whole, will be published in a few weeks. Inspections for the West Midland county area in 1985 were carried out by the county council at 177 randomly selected sites on all-purpose trunk roads, principal roads, other classified roads, and unclassified roads.
At a national level, we have increased the public expenditure provision on both local and national road maintenance for 1986/87.