§ Mr. Peter Robinson
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what has been the amount of grants given so far for the building of the breakwater in Bangor bay; 228W what has been the total cost of the project so far; whether any further grants are planned towards the provision of a marina and the refurbishing of the seafront to complete the project; what is the estimated total cost of the project; and how much of this will be funded by grants and how much from the rates.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
The total cost of the breakwater project in Bangor bay is estimated to be £2.5 million. To date works costing £1.8 million have been carried out towards these costs. The Department of Economic Development has paid a grant of £800,000 and the European regional development fund has provided some £500,000.
The Department has no plans to make grants toward a marina or refurbishing the waterfront.