Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (301)

Enda Kenny

Ceist:

377 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for Transport the schedule proposed to implement regulation of motoring schools here and the introduction of a compulsory driving instructors register; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3629/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Transport)

Proposals being developed by my Department for the regulation and quality assurance of driving instruction will involve a test of the competence of individual instructors. A working group comprising representatives of my Department and of instruction interests has formulated the design of the standards that a driving instructor must meet. I am considering what arrangements will be put in place to oversee implementation of the standard in the context of the establishment of the driver testing and standards authority.