Written Answers. - Roads Funding.

Bertie Ahern

Question:

81 Mr. B. Ahern asked the Minister for the Environment the total sum to be spent on road improvement and maintenance in each of the years from 1995 to 1997 under each main heading, national roads, secondary roads and country roads, including local authority expenditure. [3957/97]

Non-national road grant allocations are not subdivided on the basis of road categories. Figures for expenditure on national roads from local authorities' own resources over the period are not available in my Department. Subject to the foregoing, the information requested is set out in the following table:

Non-National Roads

1995

1996

1997

£

£

£

Road Grants (including the Local Improvements Scheme)

125,948,000

146,862,000

172,815,000

Local Authorities' Own Resources Expenditure*

61,435,000

67,704,000

68,394,000**

Total

187,383,000

214,566,000

241,209,000

National Roads

1995

1996

1997

£

£

£

Road Grants

215,305,000

225,795,000

255,398,000

* Excludes public lighting and overhead costs.
** Estimate.