Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
National Car Test
869. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the provisions in place regarding cash payments for NCT testing services in the case of elderly persons who do not have a debit card; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11190/20]
880. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason no NCT centre in County Tipperary has been reopened as part of the reopening; the reason for the delay in reopening these centres; if the lifts have been repaired in all centres; if this is the reason these centres remain closed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11363/20]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 864, 869 and 880 together.
The safety of the public is of paramount importance at this time and as in all aspects of the Covid-19 crisis my Department continues to be guided by National Public Health Emergency Team and the relevant national experts in relation to the resumption of services.
As the Deputy will be aware, on Monday 8 June 2020, in line with the commencement of Phase 2 of the Government's Roadmap for easing Covid 19 restrictions, the National Car Test (NCT) has resumed on a phased basis.
I am not in a position to comment on operational matters or on specific arrangements regarding the management and oversight of the NCT testing network as this is the responsibility of the Road Safety Authority. I have therefore referred the question to the Authority for direct reply. I would ask the Deputy to contact my office if a response has not been received within ten days.