Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Ceisteanna (301)

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

430 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Transport the total budget in his Department and relevant agencies for road safety in 2004; if he will give a breakdown of this allocation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3146/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Transport)

Exchequer funding in respect of 2004 for road safety agencies under the aegis of the Department of Transport is set out in the following table:

National Safety Council

2,886,000

Medical Bureau of Road Safety

2,337,000

National Roads Authority

To be announced

Total

5,223,000

In addition to Exchequer funding, the Irish Insurance Federation contributes to the National Safety Council's budget and funding is also received from sponsorship sources. Details of the National Roads Authority direct expenditure on road safety measures for 2004 will be announced shortly. The foregoing excludes expenditure by the gardaí on the enforcement of road traffic law as such expenditure is a matter for the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform.