Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Ceisteanna (38)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

38. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the consultation and engagement that has taken place to date with the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport in relation to extending eligibility for a driver licence to asylum seekers. [47779/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The issuing of driving licences is primarily a matter for my colleague, the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport and the relevant agencies under his remit.

I understand that the issue is currently being examined by his Department.  My Department sought background information from the European Migration Network as to the interpretation and implementation of the relevant EU law,  Article 12 of Directive 2006/126/EC on driving licences (recast), in other member states. This information has been provided to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and we would expect that this will assist in bringing the matter to a conclusion in the near future.

Question No. 39 answered with Question No. 28.