Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Questions (1024, 1025)

Seán Haughey

Question:

1024. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the measures being taken to ensure that taxi drivers have a sufficient knowledge of the English language to undertake their work; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6464/20]

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Seán Haughey

Question:

1025. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which he plans to regulate the taxi industry going forward; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6465/20]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1024 and 1025 together.

The regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry, including language standards for SPSV drivers, 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.