Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Questions (248)

Niall Collins


248. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason Limerick City and County Council has only spent €655,000 out of €7,153,000 of its 2019 allocations to date in 2019 for the improvement of national roads; if the underspend is linked to the funding of the national children’s hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49247/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and securing appropriate capital funding in relation to the national roads programme.  Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 and in the context of delivering the Government's commitments arising out of Project Ireland 2040, the planning, design, construction and improvement, including the distribution of funding for individual national roads, is a matter for TII, in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. 

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