Wednesday, 12 March 2003
Order of Business.
James Bannon (Fine Gael)
I ask the Leader to invite the Minister for Transport to come before the House to debate the proposed draft regulation on the maximum height restrictions for vehicles. Serious concerns have been expressed to me about transport equipment, in which people have invested massive amounts. If the regulations are implemented as proposed, much of this equipment could become obsolete.
I would also like the Leader to invite the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to come before the House to explain why the Government has failed to implement the fourth EU insurance directive. The European Commission is threatening us with court action for failing to comply with this directive, the deadline for which was July 2002. This has serious implications for people involved in accidents in other EU states.