Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Questions (256)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

256. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport in view of recommendation 2.9 contained in the Garda Inspectorate report entitled The Fixed Charge Processing System: A 21st Century Strategy regarding the need to address the legislative deficiency of the application of penalty points and fines to drivers of commercial company vehicles, hire agency vehicles and unregistered vehicles, if it is intended to initiate legislative change to address these deficiencies. [15588/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Following the publication of the Garda Inspectorate report 'The Fixed Charge Processing System, A 21st Century Strategy', the Minister for Justice and Equality and I established a Criminal Justice Working Group, as recommended in the first Chapter of the report. The Working Group, which will be jointly chaired by my Department and the Department of Justice and Equality will oversee and facilitate the implementation of the recommendations in the report.  

I understand that the Group has already considered the recommendations in the report, including Recommendation 2.9 relating to commercial company vehicles, hire cars and unregistered vehicles. Any measures considered necessary to implement this recommendation, including legislation,  will be taken as quickly as possible.

Question No. 257 answered with Question No. 7.