Transport Infrastructure: Devon and Somerset

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall am 4:00 pm ar 23 Ebrill 2024.

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Photo of Richard Foord Richard Foord Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Defence) 4:00, 23 Ebrill 2024

I thank the hon. Member for giving way and commend him for securing this debate. Devon County Council is the local authority responsible for roads in Devon and the leader of Devon County Council, John Hart, said last year:

“They gave us £9.5 million and I hate to say it but £7 million of that went in inflation”.

He also said of that £9.5 million that it

“is a drop in the ocean.”

Does the hon. Member agree that the county council is responsible for roads and that the potholes we see are ultimately the responsibility of central Government?