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Roads: West Midlands

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 207314, tabled on 29 August 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department has allocated to each local authority in the West Midlands for road improvement in each of the last five years.

Answered on

5 September 2014

The Department for Transport provides funding to local highway authorities through a number of programmes which can be used to improve local roads.

The following table provides the funding allocated to the West Midlands authorities since 2010/11. This funding includes Integrated Transport Block, Maintenance Block, Additional Block funding, the Pothole Fund, Severe Weather funding, Local Major Projects and the Local Pinch Point Fund.

Authority

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

£m

0

£m

£m

£m

Herefordshire

13.610

12.929

9.985

11.376

16.756

Shropshire

19.665

18.988

14.792

16.700

19.612

Staffordshire

24.457

26.448

21.113

27.180

31.187

Stoke on Trent

4.653

4.423

3.681

3.973

5.163

Telford and Wrekin

4.296

4.520

3.682

5.202

4.836

Warwickshire

16.243

16.173

13.504

17.593

22.359

Worcestershire

17.423

19.106

18.152

21.849

24.221

CENTRO - West Midlands ITA

66.783

48.727

45.791

42.295

53.626

Birmingham*

5.125

2.683

0

7.500

5.700

Coventry**

0.298

0.488

0

2.411

4.870

Dudley**

0.812

1.125

0.100

0.473

1.438

Sandwell**

7.750

8.718

3.800

3.420

1.461

Solihull**

0.223

0.453

0

0.495

3.696

Walsall**

0.208

0.522

0

0.352

0.888

Wolverhampton**

0.648

0.446

0

1.688

3.078

* Birmingham have not received block or additional funding for highways maintenance since April 2011 as their PFI project became operational in June 2010.

** The capital block funding for all the Councils that form the Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) is allocated to the ITA, however additional funding for highways maintenance, the Pothole Fund, severe weather funding, Local Major Projects and the Local Pinch Point Fund is paid directly to each Council.

In addition the Department is providing £625 million to Birmingham City Council for their Highways Maintenance PFI project which became operational in 2010 for a 25 year period. Local authorities are also able to use revenue funding which is provided by the Department for Communities and Local Government through the Revenue Support Grant for highway improvements.