Date lodged: 16 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to ensure that local authorities fulfil their statutory duties regarding roads repairs.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 27 September 2016
While local authorities are responsible for ensuring they are fulfilling their statutory obligations regarding the maintenance of local roads in their area, the Scottish Government is committed to working with local authorities to ensure the efficient maintenance of all roads in Scotland.
The Road Maintenance Strategic Action Group, which I co-chair with COSLA, provides local road authorities and Transport Scotland with strategic direction and oversees partnership working on road maintenance activities and duties.