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Rural Roads

Volume 165: debated on Friday 19 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will give details of Government plans for investment in the rural roads network of Northern Ireland.

It is planned to invest some £109 million in developing, improving and maintaining the total road network of Northern Ireland in the 1990–91 financial year. An actual breakdown of this investment between urban and rural roads could be attained only at disproportionate cost to the Department.Investment in the rural roads network will be made according to need, road safety considerations and the priorities established to make the best possible use of available resources.