Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (89)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

89. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Transport if he has considered a further extension for small public service vehicles, SPSV, given that taxi drivers will face a second year of no earnings and not using their taxis but will need to change cars post December 2021 as per the permitted extensions of age of cars; if so, the new date for vehicle renewal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8254/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) sector, including age limits for vehicles, 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 forwarded your correspondence to the Authority for consideration and direct reply as appropriate.

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