Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (546)

Ruth Coppinger

Question:

546. Deputy Ruth Coppinger asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the closure of a company (details supplied) in Ballymena, County Antrim, and the possible impact this will have on the supply of buses for public transport here. [39975/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport.  The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure, including the procurement of the Public Service Obligation (PSO) bus fleet.

In light of the NTA's responsibilities on this matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a more detailed reply.  Please advise 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