Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Questions (289)

Clare Daly

Question:

289. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will investigate further the claims (details supplied) that a commercial vehicle test centre issued a pass statement for a vehicle subsequently found to have numerous and significant faults, faults which remain and still represent a danger to the public. [35636/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As outlined in my previous response of the 20th June last, under the Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has responsibility for ensuring the roadworthiness of commercial vehicles.

Having referred your previous question to the RSA for direct reply I understand that the RSA wrote to you on the 1st July last informing you of the details of the investigation they carried out into this case, as well as advising you that they were satisfied that there did not appear to be grounds for the Test Centre to refuse the issue of a pass statement for this vehicle.  Based on the RSA’s statutory responsibility in relation to commercial vehicle roadworthiness testing and the outcome of the investigation conducted I do not have any proposals to investigate this matter further.