Thursday, 8 March 2018
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
466. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount spent by the information office for Transport 21; the amount spent on public information and publicity campaigns regarding the Transport 21 plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11645/18]
487. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a high level group was established in 2005, 2006 to manage communications for Transport 21; the name of the group; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11427/18]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 466 and 487 together.
I wish to advise the Deputy that a high-level Transport 21 Monitoring Committee was set up by the then Department of Transport to oversee the Transport 21 investment programme announced in November 2005. A subgroup of that Committee, called the Communications Subgroup was formed to deal with communications issues. The Group was made up of Department officials and representatives from the various agencies involved in the implementation of the projects included in Transport 21.
Due to the passage of time the information requested by the Deputy in relation to costs is not readily available. It is being compiled and will be forwarded to him shortly in line with Standing Orders.