Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (99)

Christopher O'Sullivan

Question:

99. Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Transport if he has considered making an emergency provision for the hiring of bus drivers to fill the gaps caused by the Covid-19 pandemic on night-time and weekend bus services in order that they can continue uninterrupted for essential workers (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2655/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As the Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. However, I am not involved in the day-to-day operations of public transport.

The issue raised is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA), in conjunction with Bus Éireann, and I have forwarded the Deputy's question to the NTA for direct reply.

Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.

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