Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (264)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

264. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 270 of 1 October 2019, if the report is now to hand; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52637/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I refer to the Deputy’s previous question 39571/19 of 1 October 2019 in relation to the number of PSV licences revoked in 2018 and to date in 2019. The information was not available to me at that time but I have recently received a report on the matter from An Garda Síochána and I can inform the Deputy as follows.

First I would remind the Deputy that as Minister for Justice and Equality, I have no role in the administration of small public service vehicle (PSV) licences, which is a matter for An Garda Síochána.

I am advised by the Garda authorities that the number of PSV licences revoked in 2018 was 13. I am further advised that the number of PSV licences revoked to date this year, correct as to 30 September 2019, is 27.

The Deputy may also be interested in the regional breakdown of these revocations, as provided to me by the Garda authorities and as set out in the following table.

PSV licences revoked by region

2018

2019

(to 30 Sept)

Total

DMR

2

17

19

Northern Region

1

2

3

South Eastern Region

5

0

5

Western Region

1

0

1

Southern Region

3

7

10

Eastern Region

1

1

2

Total

13

27

40