Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Questions (932)

Thomas P. Broughan


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.