Thursday, 26 February 2004

Questions (148)

Niall Blaney

Question:

147 Mr. Blaney asked the Minister for Transport the plans he has to reform the legislation whereby drivers who reside here and who drive Northern Ireland category A company vehicles are treated differently to drivers of category B company vehicles in similar circumstances; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6402/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

A category A vehicle is a motorcycle and a category B vehicle is a car or small van. A person who holds a driving licence issued by an EU member state or the European economic area, including Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, in the appropriate category is licensed to drive a vehicle of that category in Ireland for so long as that licence remains valid. My officials will be in touch with the Deputy directly on the matter.