Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Ceisteanna (456)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

456. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the next steps regarding consultation and decision-making in relation to a recent scoping report prepared by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (details supplied); and if funding will be provided for road developments which emerge as the preferred option of this scoping exercise. [38606/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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 the planning, design and construction of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. Given that scoping report, referred to by the Deputy, was prepared at the request of TII I believe that TII is best placed to set out the context for the report and the intended purpose.

Noting the above position, I have referred the question to TII for a direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.