§ 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.