Written answers

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Road Toll Operators

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry South, Independent)
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52. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Questions No. 216 and 708 his views regarding the replies furnished by the National Roads Authority,regarding the use of significant public Exchequer funds on enforcement action to collect tolls on the M50 Toll road are complete; if he is satisfied that the replies furnished by the NRA fully address the questions posed by this Deputy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30909/13]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Minister, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme.  The planning, design and implementation of individual road projects is a matter for the National Roads Authority (NRA) under the Roads Acts 1993 to 2007 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.

I have referred the Deputy's question to the NRA for direct reply and asked that they verify the information previously provided.  Please advise my private office if you don't receive a reply within 10 working days.

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