Thursday, 24 October 2013

Questions (274)

Finian McGrath


274. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the total sum that has been spent since 2008, by the former Commission for Taxi Regulation and now the National Transport Authority, to support the development and provision of infrastructure to facilitate and support the operation of small public service vehicles in all local authority areas; if he will provide a breakdown of the total amount spent on all or any projects; and the number of local authorities that applied for financial assistance, and the number that were refused. [45444/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I gave an answer to the Deputy's question on the 26th of September.  Under Sections 11 and 50 of the Taxi Regulation Act, 2003, the National Transport Authority (NTA) has powers to give financial assistance to Local Authorities for the development of infrastructure for the small public service vehicles services.  I indicated that the question would be referred to the NTA for a more detailed reply.  

I regret that on this occasion the NTA did not receive the information request from my Office. However, this has now been rectified and the NTA has confirmed that it will expedite the matter and forward the relevant information to the Deputy as soon as possible.