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Roads: Motorways

Volume 716: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 8 December (WA 118) which indicated that there have been no recent discussions on the joint funding of a motorway in Northern Ireland with the government of the Republic of Ireland, what discussions have taken place; when they took place; and what was the outcome. [HL806]

The funding package for the incoming Northern Ireland Executive was announced by the Treasury on 23 March 2007. That package included details of the provision of £400 million to be made available by the Irish Government over four years as a contribution towards the new roads programme. Subsequent discussions on funding are a matter for the Northern Ireland Executive and the Irish Government.

No minutes have been found of any meetings at which these matters were discussed between members of Her Majesty’s Government and the Irish Government either prior to devolution or subsequently.