Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
1010. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to amend the Roads Act 1993 to facilitate the laying of underground cables along a public road corridor; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6228/20]
As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to both the national and the regional and local roads programmes.
My Department is aware of a number of issues relating to the installation of services along public road corridors and consideration will be given, in consultation with other stakeholders and in the context of future Government priorities, to possible legislative changes aimed at striking an appropriate balance between the need to protect the strategic function of public roads and service installation.