HC Deb 30 December 1912 vol 46 cc37-8
67. Mr. W. A. REDMOND

asked what is the proportion of the Grant that the county Tyrone is entitled to under the Road Boards Act; and what amount has already been allocated?


No individual county council in Ireland is entitled to any definite proportion of the Road Improvement Fund. The making of Grants is in the discretion of the Road Board, subject to Treasury approval, and they are made upon applications from county councils after considering the circumstances of each case. Grants aggregating to £3,145 were made to the Tyrone County Council on the 19th September, 1911, 9th October, 1911, and 23rd April, 1912.


Has the Road Board taken into consideration the case made out by the county council to the effect that the roads have been very much cut up owing to the heavy traffic where new mines have been opened?


If the hon. Gentleman will communicate with me as to that case I will see that it is laid before the Road Board.