Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Questions (65)

Dan Boyle

Question:

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.