Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (582, 583)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

582. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the requirements and-or procedures in place to ensure full transparency of profits made by a company (details supplied) on routes awarded to it by the National Transport Authority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37475/19]

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Catherine Murphy

Question:

583. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of financial and health and safety audits conducted by the NTA in respect of a company (details supplied) since it was awarded the contract to operate services; the findings of these respective audits; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37476/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 582 and 583 together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport in Ireland.  The issues raised are matters for the National Transport Authority (NTA) and I have forwarded the Deputy's questions to the NTA for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.

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