Simon Baynes MP raising the issue of potholes in Transport OPQs

At Thursday 20th April's Department for Transport oral questions in the House of Commons, I asked the Minister for Roads and Local Transport, Richard Holden MP, to urge the Labour Welsh government to follow the UK Government’s example by setting up a national Pothole Fund to deal with the severe problems that we have with potholes in Clwyd South, in areas like Rhos, Hanmer & Bronington and the Ceiriog Valley.

I was very pleased to hear that, while roads are a matter for the Welsh Government, the Minister agreed that they should follow the UK Government in providing additional investment into repairing potholes. The Minister highlighted that the Welsh Government’s approach to potholes is indicative of their approach to the road network as a whole – that while England is investing, they are not.

Watch the clip here.