Thursday, 8 October 2020

Ceisteanna (108, 109)

Neale Richmond

Ceist:

108. Deputy Neale Richmond asked the Minister for Transport the average consumer spend on a Taxsaver commuter ticket; the amount of tax relief consumers receive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29527/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Neale Richmond

Ceist:

109. Deputy Neale Richmond asked the Minister for Transport the amount spent on tax relief for commuters each year through the Taxsaver ticket initiative; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29528/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 108 and 109 together.

As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport in Ireland. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the regulation of fares in relation to public passenger transport services. In view of this, the issues raised by the Deputy concerning the taxsaver initiative are matters for the relevant transport operators in conjunction with the NTA.

I have, therefore, referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 51