Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Questions (65)

Dan Boyle


188 Mr. Boyle asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the capital and current expenditure on all roads by the State for 2003 and proposed for 2004. [2969/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

The total amount of funding, both capital and current, provided by my Department for the non-national roads programme in 2003, was €434 million.

I recently announced non-national road grant allocations of almost €477 million for 2004. This is more than double the 1997 State expenditure on non-national roads and represents an increase of almost 10% on last year's initial grant allocation. Expenditure on national roads is a matter for my colleague the Minister for Transport.