The Chief Executive of Roads Service (Dr. Malcolm McKibbin) has been asked to write to the hon. Gentleman in response to this question.
Letter from Dr. Malcolm McKibbin, dated 15 January 2007:
You recently asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland a Parliamentary Question regarding, how many new pay and display machines were installed in car parks run by the Department for Regional Development in Northern Ireland between 1 September 2006 and 31 December 2006; and at what cost to the public purse.
As this issue falls within my responsibility as Chief Executive of Roads Service, I have been asked to reply.
I can advise that between 1 September 2006 and 31 December 2006 a total of 70 new pay and display machines were installed in Roads Service car parks at a cost to the public purse of approximately £270,000.