Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Questions (215)

Paul Murphy


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