HC Deb 07 March 1988 vol 129 cc105-6W
Mr. Boyes

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what programmes are being initiated to improve road quality standards throughout the United Kingdom; and if he will provide a table listing expenditure figures for all regions from 1979 to the latest available date.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

We have initiated a greatly enhanced programme of structural maintenance on national roads. Maintenance of other roads is a matter for local authorities. Where authorities continue to under-spend we will be looking urgently for ways of improving the situation, in consultation with the local authority associations.