To ask the Minister for Transport his views on recent statements (details supplied) that major national roads projects are likely to be significantly delayed due to the Government's decentralisation programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
- Gay Mitchell. (Nominated by: Olivia Mitchell).
For ORAL answer on Tuesday, 2nd November, 2004.
by the NRA
Ref No: 27002/04 Lottery: 71
Answered by the Minister for Transport (Martin Cullen)
In the context of its Decentralisation Implementation Plan, prepared in accordance with Department of Finance requirements, the NRA has indicated significant concerns about the impact of decentralisation to Ballinasloe, County Galway, on its ability to deliver the national roads programme.
These concerns will be taken into account and addressed in the ongoing implementation of the Decentralisation Programme.