Friday, 7 September 2018
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Consultancy Contracts Data
1111. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 503 of 15 May 2018, the name of all consultants and the fees paid or due to them by the NTA and TII, his Department or other public funding streams regarding the MetroLink project in each of the years 2011 to 2017 and to date in 2018, in tabular form. [36224/18]
1112. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the fees charged by consultants to the State including the NTA, TII, his Department and the other State agencies involved regarding BusConnects in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018. [36225/18]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 1111 and 1112 together.
As the Deputy is aware from replies to previous PQs in this matter, the National Transport Authority has statutory responsibility for the development and implementation of public transport in the Greater Dublin Area including the development, planning and allocation of funding for BusConnects and for MetroLink working with Transport Infrastructure Ireland. My Department has not incurred any direct consultancy costs in relation to either of these projects.
In light of its responsibilities, I have referred the Deputy's questions again to the NTA for a direct reply in the matter. Please inform my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.