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Roads: Gloucestershire

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how much extra funding has been requested by Gloucestershire County Council under the emergency capital highways maintenance scheme in the last two years; (218661)

(2) on what date Gloucestershire County Council last applied for extra funding under the emergency capital highways maintenance scheme;

(3) when she expects to make a decision on the (a) eligibility for and (b) level of any extra support available to Gloucestershire County Council under the emergency capital highways maintenance scheme.

I have today announced £6.5 million of capital highways maintenance funding for Gloucestershire county council to assist with their recovery from last summer's floods. This is in addition to £10.048 million that I announced in March this year, and brings the total funding from my Department to £16.548 million. This sum represents the total amount of funding requested by the county council in their claims of 20 December 2007 and 13 June 2008.