Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1135)

Richard Boyd Barrett


1135. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has responded to queries from an association (details supplied) regarding fraudulent small public service vehicle, SPSV, licence applications; if fraudulently obtained licences also received wheelchair accessible vehicle grants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14048/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

In regards to recent correspondence received from a named association, I can confirm that responses were issued by my Department.

As you are aware, the regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013. The NTA also has the role of administering the wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) grant scheme for the SPSV sector.

In relation to your query relating to WAV grants, I have forwarded your question to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A
Questions Nos. 1136 and 1137 answered with Question No. 1059.