Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (241)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

241. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Transport if he will allow taxi drivers who have little or no work as a result of the Covid-19 crisis to suspend their licences or to obtain a rebate for the unused period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38249/20]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

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

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