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Roads: Snow and Ice

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assistance the Government are giving to (a) Essex county council and (b) other local authorities to repair potholes and damage to road surfaces following the severe weather in the last two winters; and if he will make a statement. (319364)

The Department for Transport has published guidance on its emergency capital highway maintenance funding scheme. Authorities, including Essex county council, may submit a claim for emergency funding to repair damage to their roads which they consider was caused by the recent severe weather. The Department will carefully consider claims that are received.