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Footing the bill

Letters

In the story Lack of municipal engineers exposes councils to litigation (NCE 17 October), a consultant is quoted as saying: 'There are several councils, for example, that pay out more for footway accidents in terms of liability than they spend on repairing footways'.

Surely the information which is of more interest to council tax payers is whether or not their councils pay out for more footway accidents than they save by not repairing the footways?

Tony Wimbush, 1 Meldrum Close, Oxted, Surrey. RH8 9BY

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