Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (104)

Pat Buckley

Question:

104. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Transport the estimated full year cost of increasing funding to the secondary roads improvement scheme by 5%; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8624/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for overall policy and securing exchequer funding in relation to the National Roads Programme. Once funding arrangements have been put in place with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 and in line with the National Development Plan (NDP), the operation, management and upgrading of individual national roads is a matter for TII, in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.

TII is,therefore, responsible for the distribution of funds under the allowed capital programme for the implementation of the national roads programme.

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 51
Question No. 105 answered with Question No. 71.