Thursday, 12 February 2004

Questions (164, 165)

Denis Naughten

Question:

164 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Transport the location of driver theory tests in County Roscommon; the frequency; when the next test will be held; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4439/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

People in County Roscommon can avail of theory tests in Castlerea, County Roscommon and in the adjacent test centres of Carrick-on-Shannon, Longford and Athlone.

Theory tests are arranged by the driver theory testing service. A key performance standard contained in the customer charter for the driver service is that tests are offered at centres, that undertake more than 250 tests per annum, within two weeks of a candidate's preferred date.

Denis Naughten

Question:

165 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Transport the process for reissuing a full licence when it has been lost and the local authority has no record of issuing it; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4467/04]

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The holder of a driving licence that is lost, destroyed or mutilated may apply to the licensing authority that granted it for a duplicate. An application should be made on scheduled form D800. An applicant may obtain a copy of the relevant form from the licensing authority.

Under the Road Traffic Act 1961 and the Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 to 2001, it is a matter for the appropriate licensing authority to determine the eligibility of a person for a duplicate driving licence and to issue licences.