Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
525. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the exemptions and assistance that are available to taxi and hackney operators that are not in a financial position owing to economic circumstances of their core business to purchase new vehicles in order to comply with the ten year rule; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35788/16]
The regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry, including issues pertaining to vehicle standards and age limits, is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013. I have therefore referred your question to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within 10 working days.