Dáil Éireann - Volume 591 - 02 November, 2004

Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.

[833]   139. Mr. Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Transport if the Government will carry out a review of the ratio of spending in the capital budget between investment in public transport and roads in view of the recent 75% increase in the cost of oil. [26884/04]

  Mr. Cullen:Investment in road and rail infrastructure is based on a long-term assessment of the transport infrastructure required to meet forecast economic and social demand for transport in the years ahead. The investment priorities are subject to periodic review taking account of all parameters which might affect future transport demand.