Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Ceisteanna (590, 591)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

590. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department has examined alternative roadside drug tests such as a device (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10071/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

591. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there will be a review of the effectiveness and efficiency of a device (details supplied) from April 2018 when it will have been one year in operation; if future reviews are planned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10072/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 590 and 591 together.

The statutory responsibility for testing and approval of devices to be used in preliminary drugs tests under the Road Traffic Acts rests with the Medical Bureau of Road Safety.  I have therefore referred these Questions to the Bureau for direct reply.  I would ask the Deputy to contact my office if a response has not been received within ten days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A.