Tuesday, 2 March 2004

Questions (66)

Simon Coveney

Question:

128 Mr. Coveney asked the Minister for Transport when he intends to roll out fixed speed cameras; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6724/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform and I have jointly determined to consider the engagement of the private sector in the operation of speed cameras. A working group representing our Departments and other interested parties is currently examining a range of issues, including the parameters for operation and deployment of speed cameras and the interaction of any private sector operation with other agencies. In addition to the practical arrangements, the engagement of the private sector in the operation of speed cameras must be supported by new primary legislation and I intend to bring the necessary legislative proposals needed to facilitate this before the Oireachtas later shortly.