Thursday, 30 May 2013

Questions (300, 301)

Dessie Ellis

Question:

300. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason people who sit the SPSV knowledge test are not being provided with information on the specifics of their results in terms of area and route knowledge therefore making it difficult to improve on their weak points. [26420/13]

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Dessie Ellis

Question:

301. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will consider introducing taxi licences specific to certain large urban and suburban areas to recognise the difference between the knowledge requirements for drivers in areas (details supplied). [26421/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 300 and 301 together.

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