Thursday, 11 July 2019

Ceisteanna (818, 819)

Marc MacSharry

Ceist:

818. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the detail of each circular issued by his Department across all policy areas within its remit within the past ten years; the steps taken to monitor the implementation of the circulars; and the outcomes identified through this process. [31186/19]

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Marc MacSharry

Ceist:

819. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the findings of surveys of compliance his Department has conducted with circulars within the remit of same. [31187/19]

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The following deferred reply was received under Standing Order 42A
I refer to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 818 and 819, Ref. 31186/19 and 31187/19. The following table contains a list of circulars issued directly from the Department’s Roads Division for the past ten years, from 2010 to date in 2019.

NUMBER

TITLE

DETAILS

RW1/2018

2018 Regional & Local Road Grant Allocations

Details of RLR Grant allocations

RW2/2018

Regional & Local Roads Outputs

Details of requirements for RLR Grant allocations, Form A & B

RW3/2018

Road Pavement Managemetn of Regional & Local Roads

Updates & requirements regarding surveying and data gathering on MapRoad

RW4/2018

Community Involvement Schemes

Details of CIS

RW5/2018

Sligo IT Training Grant courses

Details of funding and approved courses

RW6/2018

Management & Appraisal of Regional & Local Road Strategic and Specific Road Improvement Programmes

Details and documents regarding appraisal process, in line with Common Appraisal Framework (CAF)

RW7/2018

Community Involvement Schemes

Details of allocations under the CIS

RW8/2018

2019-2021 Multi-Annual Restoration Improvement Programme

Request to Las to prepare and submit prioritised RI programme for 2019-2021

RW9/2018

2019-2021 Multi-Annual Road Strenthening Programme

Request to Las to prepare and submit prioritised Road Strenthening programme for 2019-2021

RW10/2018

Bridge Works under the Bridge Rehabilitation Programme Proposals for Funding in 2019

Invite for applications for funding for Bridge Works under the Bridge Rehabilitation Programme Proposals for Funding in 2019

RW11/2018

Safety Improvement Works on Regional & Local Roads 2019

Invite for applications for funding of low cost safety improvements works on RLR for 2019

RW12/2018

Regional & Local Roads Outputs 2018

Details of requirements for RLR Grant allocations, Form A & B

RW13/2018

2019 Speed Limit In Housing Estates Funding

Request for updates and requirements plus details on Speed Limit Guidelines

RW14/2018

Memorandum on Grants for Regional & Local Roads

Details of revisions on Memorandum on Grants for Regional & Local Roads and notice of briefing sessions in 2019

RW15/2018

End of Year Payments 2018

Details of remaining dates for payment of RLR grant claims

RW16/2018

Road Schedule & Network Management (Road/ Cycleway/ Cycletrack Length & Population)

Request for updates on natinal, reginoal and local roads as well as cycleways (greenways) and cycle tracks

These Circulars cover a range of areas related to regional and local roads including the allocation of funding under the regional and local road grant programme, road pavement management, road classification and technical standards. Where applicable, the Department liaises on an on-going basis with local authorities and other stakeholders in relation to compliance with requirements specified in the Department’s Circulars.
The Motor Tax Policy function transferred from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government with effect from 1 January 2018. All Circulars prior to 2018 were issued from that Department. The following table lists the Circulars relating to Motor Tax.

Circular

Subject matter

Monitoring implemention

Outcomes

Motor Tax Circular 1/2009

Notification of award of trade plate contract for 2009 and 2010.

N/A - Information Circular.

N/A

Motor Tax Circular 1/2010

Notification that HSE vehicles are covered by the State Claims Agency for insurance purposes.

See Note 2 below.

Motor Tax Circular 2/2010

Security of motor tax stock.

See Note 2 below.

Motor Tax Circular 3/2010

Clarification on classification of electric vehicles for motor tax purposes.

See Note 2 below.

Motor Tax Circular 4/2010

Clarification on requirements for taxing of a vehicle as goods.

See Note 2 below.

Motor Tax Circular 5/2010

Notification of award of trade plate contract for 2011 and 2012.

N/A - Information Circular.

N/A

Motor Tax Circular 1/2011

Reminder of requirement to lodge receipts to the Local Government Fund on a daily basis.

Daily monitoring of bank account.

Issues addressed with motor tax offices as they arise.

Motor Tax Circular 2/2011

Reminder of requirement to order trade plates for 2012.

N/A - Information Circular.

N/A

Motor Tax Circular 3/2011

Notification of revised rates of motor tax and trade plate fees from 1 January 2012.

N/A - Information Circular.

N/A

Motor Tax Circular 1/2012

Preparation for annual audit of motor tax offices by the Local Government Audit Service.

N/A - Information Circular.

N/A

Motor Tax Circular 2/2012

Circular setting out procedures for dealing with vehicle conversions.

See Note 2 below.

Motor Tax Circular 3/2012

Notification of enactment of Motor Vehicle (Duties and Licences) Act 2012.

N/A - Information Circular.

N/A

Motor Tax Circular 4/2012

Change to procedure for taxation of small public service vehicles.

See Note 2 below.

Motor Tax Circular 5/2012

Notification of award of trade plate contract for 2013 and 2014.

N/A - Information Circular.

N/A

Motor Tax Circular 6/2012

Notification of revised rate of arrears of motor tax.

N/A - Information Circular.

N/A

Motor Tax Circular 7/2012

Notification of revised rates of motor tax and trade plate fees from 1 January 2013.

N/A - Information Circular.

N/A

Motor Tax Circular 1/2013

Circular on trade plate numbering system.

See Note 2 below.

Motor Tax Circular 2/2013

Notification of enactment of Motor Vehicle (Duties and Licences) Act 2013.

N/A - Information Circular.

N/A

Motor Tax Circular 3/2013

Notification of enactment of Non-Use of Motor Vehicle Act 2013.

N/A - Information Circular.

N/A

Motor Tax Circular 4/2013

Circular setting out revised procedures for declaring a vehicle off the road.

Motor Tax Circular 5/2013

Reminder of details of trade plate contract for 2013 and 2014.

N/A - Information Circular.

N/A

Motor Tax Circular 6/2013

Circular setting out procedures for dealing with vintage vehicles not recorded on the National Vehicle and Driver File.

See Note 2 below.

Motor Tax Circular 7/2013

Revised procedures for dealing with vehicles held by motor dealers following changes introduced by the Non-Use of Motor Vehicles Act 2013.

See Note 2 below.

Motor Tax Circular 8/2013

Reminder of procedures for dealing with converted vehicles.

See Note 2 below.

Motor Tax Circular 9/2013

Notification of revised rate of arrears of motor tax.

N/A - Information Circular.

N/A

Motor Tax Circular 10/2013

Procedures for record searches for vehicles not recorded on the National Vehicle and Driver File.

See Note 2 below.

Motor Tax Circular 11/2013

Circular on processing applications for declarations of non-use of a vehicle.

See Note 2 below.

Motor Tax Circular 12/2013

Circular setting out arrangements for tractors required to be registered with the Revenue Commissioners.

See Note 2 below.

Motor Tax Circular 1/2014

Procedures for taxing of goods vehicles.

See Note 2 below.

Motor Tax Circular 1/2015

Procedures for vehicles with a change of engine.

See Note 2 below.

Motor Tax Circular 2/2015

Notification of extension of time period for declaring vehicles off the road following registration or change of ownership.

N/A - Information Circular.

N/A

Motor Tax Circular 3/2015

Notification of changes to motor tax rates for articulated vehicles.

N/A - Information Circular.

N/A

Motor Tax Circular 1/2016

Changes to procedures for dealing with converted vehicles.

See Note 2 below

Motor Tax Circular 1/2018

Notification of change of Motor Tax bank account.

Account monitored to ensure all motor tax offices were lodging to new account.

Change completed.

Motor Tax Circular 1/2019

Notification on fees for data requested under the General Data Protection Regulation.

See Note 2 below.

Motor Tax Circular 2/2019

Payment of refunds for stolen vehicles where vehicle ownership has been transferred to an insurer.

See Note 2 below.

Motor Tax Offices are audited on an annual basis by the Local Government Audit Service. Monitoring of financial and security arrangements and policy matters take place in that context. Reports of the audits are notified both to local management and to the Department, to be acted on where appropriate.