Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Ceisteanna (23)

Gerry Adams

Ceist:

27 Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the work that he is undertaking to identify any issue with pyrite contamination in the motorway and road network. [23042/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport)

This Question concerns the issue of the use of pyrite in road construction projects. As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The planning, design and implementation of individual road projects, is a matter for the National Roads Authority (NRA) under the Roads Acts 1993 to 2007 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. Noting the foregoing position, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NRA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you don't receive a reply within 10 working days.