Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Ceisteanna (492)

Jack Chambers


492. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the role his Department is playing in the winter ready campaign; the expenditure his Department will incur in this campaign; and the details of expenditure on external consultancy and advertising or communication. [46637/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

My Department participate each year in the Be Winter Ready campaign. The campaign is intended to raise awareness about the challenges that winter can present, to advise the public on how to prepare for winter and to provide guidance on where to find information during severe weather events.

My Department provides information for the public on how to prepare for winter and how to find updates on public transport, air and ferry services and road conditions during severe weather events. This is provided through a Be Winter Ready page on our website. We work with the Office of Emergency Planning to publish this information through their Be Winter Ready webpage and Be Winter Ready booklet. We also communicate the importance of the campaign though our social media, and through that of our transport agencies and operators.

No expenditure has been incurred on the campaign or on external consultancy, advertising or communication in relation to the campaign.