Thursday, 1 February 2018

Questions (282)

Denise Mitchell

Question:

282. Deputy Denise Mitchell asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which taxi drivers were informed of the need to recalibrate and seal their meters for the new fare regime which will come into force from 1 February 2018; when taxi drivers were informed of these requirements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5057/18]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry, including those relating to equipment (such as taximeters) and the setting of maximum fares, is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013.

In order to be of assistance, I have referred your correspondence to the NTA for their consideration and direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within 10 working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A.