Written answers

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Driver Test

Photo of Niamh SmythNiamh Smyth (Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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229. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the specific actions he has taken to address the deficiencies in the provision of the driver theory test; if his Department has met the company involved in delivering the test to discuss the problems; the sanctions his Department plans to take for the poor delivery of the contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40364/21]

Photo of Hildegarde NaughtonHildegarde Naughton (Galway West, Fine Gael)
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Under legislation, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) is the body responsible for the operation and the funding of the Theory Test.

Any issues in relation to the delivery of the contract are for the Road Safety Authority as the contracting authority and third parties cannot interpose themselves in such contractual relationships.  I am therefore referring those elements of the Deputy's question to the Authority for direct reply. I would ask the Deputy to contact my office if a response is not received within 10 days. 


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