THE BRITISH Road Federation has bitterly attacked the Government over the way it has underspent on roads.
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In an analysis of the White Paper on public expenditure, BRF says it is not so much a case of what is in store for the future as how past Government action will affect the country.
BRF claims the moratorium on road building projects imposed by Transport Minister William Rodgers at the beginning of last year need never have happened.
It calls the moratorium "an irrelevance" and produces a mass of statistics to back this claim.
And it believes what was worse was the Department of Transport's failure to act quickly enough to restart schemes when the moratorium was lifted.
Because of its slowness, BRF says the DTp caused more underspending "due solely to the incompetence on the part of the Department of Tans port".