Written Answers. - Fitness to Drive.

Seán Haughey

Question:

670 Mr. Haughey asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government the number of certificates of fitness supplied to drivers each year since 1990; the number of refusals; if he will supply Deputy Haughey with the application form for a certificate of fitness together with a specimen certificate of fitness; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1301/99]

The information requested is set out in the following table. No requests for certificates of fitness have been refused during the period involved.

Year

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

Number of Certificates of fitness issued

51

3

2

none

2

1

4

none

I have arranged for a specimen copy of the required medical report and of the certificate of fitness to be forwarded to the Deputy.