Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Questions (215)

Paul Murphy

Question:

215. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the measures he plans to protect taxi drivers from violence in the course of their work; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27051/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I am keenly aware of the utmost importance of ensuring the safety of small public service vehicle (SPSV) drivers. However, I should explain that matters of a criminal nature, are for my colleague, the Minister for Justice and Equality. As assault is a criminal matter, it can only be investigated by members of An Garda Síochána.

The regulation of the SPSV industry is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013