HC Deb 15 January 1990 vol 165 c41W
42. Mr. Irvine

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport by how much spending on roads and bridge maintenance will increase in each of the next three years.

Mr. Atkins

For national roads, planned expenditure on the maintenance of roads and bridges for the current year and for each of the next three years is as follows:

Capital maintenance £ million Current maintenance £ million
1989–90 1337 199
1990–91 412 120
1991–92 444 127
1992–93 448 135
1 Forecast outturn.

The Government no longer make plans for local expenditure on highway maintenance. However, the standard spending assessment for local highway maintenance for 1990–91 will be £1,578 million, compared with the needs assessment of £1,478 million used in the 1989–90 rate support grant settlement.

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