Written answers

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Taxi Regulations

9:00 pm

Photo of Robert DowdsRobert Dowds (Dublin Mid West, Labour)
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Question 742: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of inspectors there are to regulate taxis; and if he will outline the work of inspectors. [7725/12]

Photo of Alan KellyAlan Kelly (Tipperary North, Labour)
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The regulation of the taxi industry, including coordination of enforcement activities, is a matter in the first instance for the National Transport Authority (NTA) under the Taxi Regulation Act, 2003. I have arranged for your question to be forwarded to the NTA for a direct response. If you do not receive a response within ten working days, please notify my private office.

The position in regard to enforcement in the small public service vehicles (SPSV) sector was examined during the recent review of the taxi industry - see section 3.5 of the Taxi Regulation Review Report which is available on my Department’s website.

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