HC Deb 05 December 1996 vol 286 c762W
Mr. John D. Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans there are to alleviate the flooding of Ballybarnes road at Ballysalagh, Newtownards. [5844]

Mr. Moss

Responsibility for the subject in question has been delegated to the Road Service under its chief executive, Mr. W. J. McCoubrey. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from W. J. McCoubrey to Mr. John D. Taylor, dated 27 November 1996The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has asked me to reply to your question about flooding at Ballybarnes Road, Ballysalagh, Newtownards. Roads Service has no plans to improve drainage along this road. While there is some evidence of limited ponding following heavy rainfall, the problem is not prolonged and is not considered to be of sufficient priority to warrant remedial works.