Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Questions (734)

Brendan Smith

Question:

734. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when NCT centres will reopen in counties Cavan and Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12541/20]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As the Deputy will be aware, on Monday 8 June 2020, in line with the commencement of Phase 2 of the Government's Roadmap for easing Covid 19 restrictions, the National Car Test (NCT) resumed on a phased basis.

Initially, only centres in urban areas have been opened and testing is by appointment only. This is in an effort to minimize unnecessary travel and limit the spread of Covid-19.

Regarding the reopening of those NCT Test Centres that have yet to resume services, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) is the body responsible for the operation of NCT regime, and, accordingly I have forwarded the Deputy's question to the RSA for direct reply as it relates to an operational matter.

I would ask the Deputy to contact my office if a response has not been received within ten days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 51.
Question No. 735 answered with Question No. 696.
Question No. 736 answered with Question No. 697.