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S5W-03450: Finlay Carson (Galloway and West Dumfries)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 4 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many claims Transport Scotland has received in each of the last three years for damage to cars arising from potholes on each trunk road, broken down by how many claims (a) were approved and the annual amount of compensation paid, (b) were rejected and (c) are to be resolved.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 1 November 2016

No such claims have been approved or rejected by Transport Scotland. Under the terms of the contracts between Transport Scotland and the Trunk Road Operating Companies, the relevant Operating Company is required to indemnify the Scottish Ministers’ against all third party claims on the network within their area. This is set out in the Operating Company Contracts which can be accessed on the Transport Scotland website via the following link: http://www.transport.gov.scot/road/maintenance/operating-companies .