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Floods: Finance

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 6 January 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much of the £23 million committed to Gloucestershire county council, Sheffield city council, North Lincolnshire council, East Riding of Yorkshire council, Barnsley metropolitan borough council, West Berkshire council, Shropshire county council and Rotherham metropolitan borough council following the 2007 floods to repair roads and bridges has been (a) paid to and (b) spent by those authorities. (309281)

The Department for Transport's policy in respect of its emergency capital highway maintenance funding for the 2007 floods, was to settle claims on an interim and final estimated cost basis. This allowed authorities to expedite their planned programme of repairs.

The funding transferred is set out as follows.

£ million

Funding allocations made

Authority

March 2008

July 2008

December 2008

Gloucestershire county council

10.048

6.500

0

Sheffield city council

9.033

0

0

North Lincolnshire council

1.497

0

0

East Riding of Yorkshire council

1.087

5.042

0

Barnsley metropolitan borough council

0.874

1.315

0

West Berkshire council

0.580

0.144

0

Shropshire county council

0.152

1.019

0

Rotherham metropolitan borough council

0.102

0.173

0

Worcestershire county council

0

2.312

0

Kingston upon Hull city council

0

0

0.665

Total

23.373

16.504

0.665

Details of expenditure by local authorities on the maintenance of their highways are not held centrally. Expenditure by local authorities is held in their individual accounts which are independently audited.