Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Ceisteanna (31)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

34 Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will be acting on the recommendations of the Mahon Tribunal and ensuring that an independent appointments board will appoint future members of the National Transport Authority; if so, if he will provide details of any proposals he may have on achieving same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22987/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport)

The Deputy's question relates to the recommendation of the Mahon Tribunal regarding appointment of members of the National Transport Authority.

I am aware of the Mahon Tribunal's recommendation that the Chairperson and the Members of the National Transport Authority (NTA) should be appointed by an Independent Appointments Board.

The current members of the Authority were appointed on 1st December 2009 by my predecessor in accordance with Section 14 of the Dublin Transport Authority Act, 2008 as amended by the Public Transport Regulation Act 2009 and their term expires on 30th November 2014. I will, of course, consider the recommendation of the Mahon Tribunal in relation to the appointment of new members of the Authority in the interim or should any vacancy arise in the intervening period.