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2006
M50 Westlink tolls
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8 November 2006

Dáil Question

No:  233 + 251

To ask the Minister for Transport the amount received by the State from NTR for its share of the M50 West link tolls during 2004 and 2005; the percentage of this revenue that was subsequently re-allocated to the Department of Transport; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

- Catherine Murphy.

For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday, 8th November, 2006.

Ref No:   37032/06     Proof:   190

Transferred (from)  Finance -- 08/11/2006 -- Question No 742 (Written)

Dáil Question

To ask the Minister for Transport the way he will use the States share of the Westlink NTR tolls received throughout 2004, 2005 and 2006; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

- Catherine Murphy.

For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday, 8th November, 2006.

Ref No:   37044/06     Proof:   291

Answered by the Minister for Transport Martin Cullen

 

REPLY

My Department received €8,044 million in 2004 and €15,093 million in 2005 as the State' share of toll revenue on the Westlink Bridge, under the terms of the agreement between NRA and NTR.

The funds remitted to my Department as a result of NRA's agreement with National Toll Roads are dealt with as Appropriations-in-Aid accruing to the Exchequer.  This means that there is no net increase in funding available to my Department over and above the expenditure approved by the Oireachtas under the annual estimates process.

 

My Department will have expended €1.23 billion, €1.414 billion and €1.507 billion respectively on roads projects in 2004, 2005 and 2006.