The regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013. While the Deputy refers to a rural taxi scheme, it is understood that the question relates to the licensing of local area hackneys.
Under the Taxi Regulation Act 2003 (Local Area Hackney) Regulations 2013 , the NTA is also responsible for the granting and renewing of local area hackney licences.
In this regard, I have referred your question to the NTA for their direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within 10 working days.