Tuesday, 2 March 2004

Questions (87, 88, 89)

Denis Naughten

Question:

144 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Transport the mechanisms in place to re-issue lost driving licences, when the local authority has failed to maintain a record; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6551/04]

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Bernard Allen

Question:

178 Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Transport the plans he has to put mechanisms in place where the issuing authority has no record of a driving licence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6606/04]

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Denis Naughten

Question:

194 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Transport the plans he has to put a system in place to re-issue lost driving licences when the local authority has failed to maintain a record; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6550/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 144, 178 and 194 together.

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. I have no plans to change this arrangement.