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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (240, 241, 242)

Noel Grealish

Ceist:

240. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Transport the reforms that have been made or that will be made to the LPSV licensing system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29554/21]

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Noel Grealish

Ceist:

241. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Transport if he has plans to introduce legislation on reforming the existing LPSV licensing system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29555/21]

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Noel Grealish

Ceist:

242. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Transport his plans to consult with industry stakeholders regarding the reform of the existing LPSV licensing system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29556/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 240 to 242, inclusive, together.

My Department undertook an initial examination of this licensing regime to see if scope existed to streamline the process, which included consideration of the proposals to end the requirement for LPSV operators to hold an LPSV licence issued by An Garda Síochána and to replace the current LPSV test with an expanded Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Test (CVRT).

A key aim of the reform is to streamline the process for industry so as to eliminate the overlap and duplication that currently exist regarding the various elements of the current LPSV licensing regime.

The proposed reform has been included in the Department's 2021 business planning with a view to making further progress on these issues this year. The type of changes envisaged will of course involve consultation with the industry stakeholders, and require the adoption of new legislation by the Oireachtas, as well as the development of the required procedures and technical specifications for any new regime, and the establishment of any necessary transitional arrangements.

Question No. 241 answered with Question No. 240.
Question No. 242 answered with Question No. 240.
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