Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (295)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

295. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of failures recorded by individual applicants for taxi and public service vehicle licences in respect of local knowledge by county; if a particular reference such as applications (details supplied) are used by the examiners; if repeated failures of up to ten times has occurred in a particular county; the reason this should be the case in view of the availability of GPS technology; his views on whether the examination fee needs to be examined in view of the fact that it would appear to be a factor; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13081/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry, including the licensing and testing of drivers within this sector, is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013.

I have referred your questions to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within 10 working days.