Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Ceisteanna (521, 522)

Seán Fleming

Ceist:

521. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount drawn down by the end of October and November 2019 by local authority in respect of the national roads allocation 2019; if the allocations provided for will be drawn down by the end of 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51161/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Seán Fleming

Ceist:

522. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the details of spending in 2018 and to date in 2019 for the national roads allocations by local authority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51162/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 521 and 522 together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and securing capital 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 the planning, design and construction of national roads is a matter for TII, in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. TII is also responsible for the distribution and management of the national roads funding, allocated to it by my Department, to local authorities.

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.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A