§ Ms. Walley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make an allocation to each local authority to enable a survey to be carried out to assess the need for the repair and replacement of street lighting; and if he will make available to local authorities adequate funding to finance a rolling programme to improve street lighting.
§ Mr Peter Bottomley
I have been asked to reply.
No. The repair and renewal of street lighting on local roads is a local highway authority responsibility. Local authorities finance them from within their general resources for roads expenditure. If individual authorities 509W have special needs they may wish to highlight them in their transport policies and programme submissions to the Department.