Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (186)

Alan Farrell


186. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will outline in tabular form the cost for a person to apply for a plastic card driving licence here compared with other jurisdictions in the EU that have introduced this scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8325/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

It is not possible to provide direct comparison between licence fees in the various EU Member States. 

The pricing regimes for driver licences in each Member State are set by the Member States themselves, and the criteria according to which charges apply vary between Member States.  For example, in the UK there are three different costs for a licence after a period of disqualification or revocation, depending on the basis of the disqualification.  It would not, therefore, be possible to tabulate corresponding licence fees between jurisdictions.