Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (569)

Noel Grealish

Ceist:

569. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if rules with regard to the ten-year cap on the age of regular taxis can be changed to bring them into line with wheelchair taxis, which can be up to 15 years old, in view of the fact that all cars have to prove roadworthiness and maintain a certain standard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8259/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry, including the setting of age rules for these vehicles, is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013.

Given the particular role of the Authority in these matters, I have referred your question to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within 10 working days.

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