Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
1075. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to update the Dublin Carriage Act 1853 in order to introduce a modern licensing system for the hire of horses and cabs in the Dublin area (details supplied). [3734/20]
The preparation of the necessary legislative proposals in regard to the regulation of horse-drawn carriages is a complex issue requiring engagement by my Department with several Government Departments and local authorities.
Last December the Government approved to a proposal to repeal the Dublin Carriage Acts 1853-55 and to draft a General Scheme of a Bill to assert the power of local authorities, including Dublin City Council, to regulate and set standards for horse-drawn carriages within their respective functional areas.
My Department continues to engage with all relevant stakeholders, including Dublin City Council, on the development of a General Scheme of the Bill.