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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 3 March 2021

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Questions (110)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

110. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport the extent to which concerns raised by an organisation (details supplied) can be addressed in the short term; when a decision is likely to issue regarding same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11085/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I would remind the Deputy that under the Regulation 3(b)(xi) of the Road Safety Authority Act (Conferral of Functions) Order (S.I. No. 477 of 2006), the decision to issue an extension to end-of-series derogations is the statutory responsibility of the Road Safety Authority (RSA).

Noting the exceptional continuing impact of Covid-19 to the economy, I understand that the RSA has decided, as of 22 February 2021, to make available a 12 month extension for end-of-series commercial vehicles with derogations that are due to expire in February 2021 (vehicle category M2, M3 and N), subject to specified conditions. This will permit the registration of applicable vehicles until early 2022.

I am advised that the Vehicle Standards and Enforcement Directorate of the Road Safety Authority are currently assisting the commercial vehicle industry by responding to related queries and undertaking assessments on applications for this extension provision.

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