Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Questions (421, 423)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

421. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of SPSV licences issued by county in each of the years 2010 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48809/19]

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Niamh Smyth

Question:

423. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which the turnaround time can be improved for applicants for public service vehicle licences; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48811/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 421 and 423 together.

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

Accordingly, I have referred your question to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within 10 working days.

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