Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (797)

James Browne


797. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a joint bid to hold a fundraising event on a new road will be supported (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23410/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the National Roads Programme. The Roads Acts 1993-2015 prescribes the roles and responsibilities of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the local authorities concerned, for the delivery of the National Roads Programme. Among these roles and functions, TII and local authorities are responsible for the operation and management of individual national roads.

I am supportive of this proposal and hope that the parties can work together to facilitate this worthwhile fundraising event.

Noting the above position, I have referred the question to TII for a direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A