Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Ceisteanna (183)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

183. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the proposal to establish a working group arising from recommendations in the national policy statement on airport charges regulation; if the working group has been established; if so, the membership of the group; the number of meetings held to date; the activities of the working group; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21565/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As outlined in my Department's National Policy Statement on Airport Charges, my Department committed to establish a working group of key stakeholders to examine and report on options to allow the regulated entity and its airline customers to reach price agreements amongst themselves, subject to regulatory oversight.

In December, my Department issued a discussion paper to key stakeholders seeking their views on this matter. The responses to that paper have been received. Arrangements are currently being made to follow this consultation phase with formal engagement with the relevant parties in the coming few weeks.