Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Questions (253)

Richard O'Donoghue

Question:

253. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Transport the action he will take to prioritise essential services staff for theory tests; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31240/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I wish to make you aware, under legislation, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) is the body responsible for the operation of the Theory Test.

The protocol for scheduling appointments, including the prioritisation of essential workers, is an operational matter for the RSA and I do not have any role in this process.

This question is therefore being referred to the Authority for direct reply. I would ask the Deputy to contact my office if a response has not been received within ten days.