Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (57)

Niall Collins

Question:

57. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the fact that vehicles can have ownership registered to persons under 17 years of age and minors and also to fake names with bogus addresses and that in many instances these vehicles are being used in criminal and illegal activity; his plans to address same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36723/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am informed by Revenue that the current legislation governing the registration of vehicles, provided for in Finance Act 1992, Part II, Chapter IV.  Section 131(2), does not specify a minimum age for owners.

The question of persons using fake names and bogus addresses to acquire a vehicle for illegal activities is a law and order issue.