Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Questions (191)

John Lyons


191. Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the contract for the next stage of the Luas Cross City has been awarded by the National Transport Agency; if his Department and NTA will consider the use of social clauses to allow a certain percentage of new construction jobs on the next phase of the project to be awarded to those who are on the live register or long-term unemployed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28734/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. Following the establishment of the National Transport Authority (NTA) in December 2009, the implementation and development of infrastructure projects in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA), such as Luas Cross City, comes under the remit of the NTA.

Noting this, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten days.