Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Questions (227)

Simon Harris


227. Deputy Simon Harris asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to regulate the clamping industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14255/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The Programme for Government contains a commitment “to legislate to regulate the vehicle clamping industry”. Therefore, in late 2011 I asked the then Joint Committee on Environment, Transport, Culture and Gaeltacht to provide views on the initial draft of the legislation. The Committee carried out a number of hearings on the matter and published detailed recommendations on the issues that should be included. In March 2013, the Government approved the drafting of a Regulation of Vehicle Immobilisation Bill. The Bill is currently being drafted by the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel and I expect to publish it this year.