I propose to take Questions Nos. 45 and 46 together.
As Minister for Transport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to sustainable mobility infrastructure. However, I am not involved in the day-to-day operations including the development and management of public bike schemes. Decisions, including allocations to schemes, contracts, operation and expansion of existing and proposed bike schemes fall under the remit of the National Transport Authority (NTA).
Noting the NTA's responsibilities in the matter, I have referred your questions to the NTA for a more detailed reply . Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.