Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications
Business of Joint Committee
As COM (2012) 380 and COM (2012) 382 are being taken together and the proposals have implications for road users, it is proposed that they warrant scrutiny. Negotiations on the proposals are ongoing. Therefore, the joint committee can opt to scrutinise the proposals by requesting a written submission from the stakeholders or the Department.
As we are discussing motorcycles and mopeds, a submission has been received from the Irish Motorcyclists Action Group, MAG Ireland, in which it expresses its concerns about these proposals. MAG Ireland asserts that specialist equipment and operative training would be necessary before they could be implemented.
In addition to the other stakeholders we have identified, I suggest the farming, automobile and vintage vehicle associations be asked for their opinions. Myriad organisations would have an opinion on the matter and we should try to draft an exhaustive list as quickly as possible in order that we might circulate the proposals and seek written responses at the earliest opportunity.
Someone who will be present in the Visitors' Gallery is slightly hard of hearing. When he attended a previous meeting and members did not speak into their microphones, he missed 50% of what was stated.