Thursday, 12 July 2012

Questions (184)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

187 Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will report on all of the reported administration and technical issues experienced by the courts and the Garda including any necessary changes to IT systems in relation to the implementation of section 54 of the 2010 Road Traffic Act; if all of these issues have now been resolved; if so, if he will now commence section 54 of that Act; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34152/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice and Equality)

As road traffic legislation is the responsibility of my colleague the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, the question of the commencement of section 54 of the Road Traffic Act 2010 is a matter for consideration by him. As with any changes to the fixed charge system, technical and administrative measures have to be addressed to facilitate their introduction. I am informed by an An Garda Síochána that they will work with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and the Courts Service to ensure that appropriate systems and mechanisms are in place to facilitate any planned commencement of section 54 of the Act.