§ Mr. Gregory Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much public funding has been made available for the provision of cycle paths in Northern Ireland in each of the past five years; and how many miles of cycle paths have been provided in each of the past five years. 
§ Mr. Spellar
The Chief Executive of Roads Service (Dr. Malcolm McKibbin) has been asked to write to the hon. Member in response to this question.
Letter from Dr. Malcolm McKibbin to Mr. Gregory CampbellYou recently asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland a Parliamentary Question about how much public money has been made available for the provision of cycle paths in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years; and how many miles of cycle paths have been provided in each of the last five years. I have been asked to reply as part of the issue raised falls within my responsibility as Chief Executive of Roads Service.I can advise that in Northern Ireland the expenditure by Roads Service on the provision of cycle paths and the miles of cycle paths provided over this period is as follows:
Year Expenditure £000 Miles 1999–00 1,732 20 2000–01 2,402 20 2001—02 1,748 20 2002—03 844 16 2003—04 818 19 2004-051 8201 141 1 Budget and target for the current financial year
It should also be noted that other providers such as Sustrans, the Tourist Board, DARD, District Council, Sports Council for Northern Ireland, and some private developers also contribute very significantly to the mileage of cycle paths in Northern Ireland. As Roads Service does not hold the figures on cycle paths 1320W provided by these organisations I have asked my officials to write to them to request that the necessary information is sent directly to you.