A5 Road Upgrade: British Government Contribution

Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:30 pm on 16 April 2024.

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Photo of Declan McAleer Declan McAleer Sinn Féin 2:30, 16 April 2024

T10. Mr McAleer asked the Minister for Infrastructure whether he has considered asking the British Government to contribute to the final costs of the A5 dual carriageway project. (AQT 190/22-27)

Photo of John O'Dowd John O'Dowd Sinn Féin

I have, yes. It is mentioned in the UK connectivity report. There is a huge opportunity available for the British Government to improve connectivity not only across this island but between these islands, at various ports and so on. I have therefore engaged, and my officials are engaging. I will be meeting the UK Transport Minister next month, I think, and one of the items that I have put on the agenda is a discussion on whether the British Government can contribute to the A5 project, if and when we sign off on it.

Photo of Edwin Poots Edwin Poots DUP

That concludes questions to the Minister for Infrastructure. We will now resume the previous debate. Members may take their ease while we change the Table.

(Mr Deputy Speaker [Mr Blair] in the Chair)