Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Questions (404)

Brendan Smith

Question:

404. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if adequate funding will be provided to a local authority in 2020 to ensure progress on the further planning and design of a road project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53771/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and securing 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, and construction, 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 your 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