Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (245)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

245. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport further to Parliamentary Question No. 77 of 17 September 2020, if he will provide an update on the number of points the MTPL Insurance Database Project Board aim to deliver (details supplied) and timelines for implementation. [26988/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The Motor Third Party Liability (MTPL) database is a project which has been underway for some time, and aims to provide a comprehensive database of motor insurance policies in the State, which will be accessible to Gardaí for enforcement purposes.

This project, like so much else, has suffered from delays due to the Covid outbreak. However, I understand that the first phase, which address approximately 92% of the policies in the country, has been completed. Work is underway on phases 2 and 3.

The completion of the project will be dependent on legislative amendments which I propose to introduce as part of the forthcoming Road Traffic (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill. While I am sure that the Deputy will appreciate that I cannot give a precise timeline for passage of the legislation, and as a result for the full implementation of the MTPL database, I am happy to point out that the Bill has been included on the Government's list for priority legislation.