Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (551)

Robert Troy


551. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the capital expenditure from 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 under the heading of B8.1 smarter travel sustainable urban transport. [16658/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As the Deputy is aware, funding provided under this subhead is in relation to capital expenditure programmes and is part of a multi-annual capital funding programme.

The timing of expenditure on programmes such as this is by its nature dependent on a number of variables and therefore monthly or quarterly expenditure must be viewed within that context.

It is the case that each year the majority of funding is drawn down toward the year end and overall reporting on programme expenditure is then made available through the Department's publicly available annual Appropriation Accounts and related reports to, and appearances before, the Oireachtas.