Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (621)

Michael Healy-Rae


621. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a matter (details supplied) will be addressed regarding VTN tests; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9578/18]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The SI in question will have no effect on the actual roadworthiness test and only states the period of testing, i.e., every two years once vehicles are over 30 years old and then exempting vehicles once they reach 40 years old. My Department officials are currently working on replacing the revoked SI as soon as possible.

In relation to the question of testing vehicles under the Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (Conferral of Functions) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 477 of 2006), the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has responsibility for the operation, oversight, development, quality assurance and delivery of commercial vehicle roadworthiness testing arrangements. I have therefore forwarded this question to the RSA for direct reply to the Deputy. I would ask the Deputy to contact my office if a response has not been received within ten days.

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