Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Questions (932)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

932. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 611 of 29 September 2015, if he will change the nine-year rule for cars and increase the period of time between the National Transport Authority licence renewal assessments; if he will increase the permissible vehicle age in line with that of accessible taxis and limousines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1109/16]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry, including rules regarding vehicle age, is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013.

I have referred your question to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within 10 working days.