Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Questions (987, 1002)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

987. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a partial refund will be issued to persons who purchased annual Leap card tickets at the start of the year but have not been in a position to travel since the Covid-19 restrictions were introduced. [5864/20]

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Mark Ward

Question:

1002. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there will be a partial refund on yearly Leap card subscriptions due to reduced use during the pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6114/20]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 987 and 1002 together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport in Ireland.  The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the regulation of fares in relation to public passenger transport services. 

I have, therefore, referred the Deputies questions to the NTA for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 51