Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (162)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

162. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport his plans to introduce a new power for the Road safety Authority, RSA, to revoke a driver licence in cases in which a licence holder no longer meets or never met the requirements for holding a licence; if so, if this will include learner permits; the details of the plans; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7042/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to provide for the power to revoke a driving licence in the current Road Traffic (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill. The provision will allow for the revocation of a driving licence on the grounds that the application for the licence was made fraudulently, or that the eligibility criteria for granting a licence can no longer be met by the holder of the licence.

At present, I do not have plans to provide for the revocation of learner permits.