Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Questions (230)

Robert Dowds

Question:

230. Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the new taxi regulations under the Taxi Regulation Act 2013 will take effect; and when the Act will be fully commenced. [23844/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Statutory Instrument No. 163 of 2014 completed the commencement of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013 in April this year with the exception of section 49. The National Transport Authority also introduced new small public service vehicle (SPSV) regulations on 7 April which introduce new measures provided for under the Act as well as consolidating and replacing the existing SPSV regulations. Section 49 of the Act relating to making a fixed payment following service of a summons in order to pre-empt a court hearing will be commenced in tandem with similar provisions for road traffic offences.