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Written Answers. - Taxi Regulations.

Tuesday, 26 November 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 1

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 125. Mr. Rabbitte Information on Pat Rabbitte Zoom on Pat Rabbitte  asked the Minister for Transport Information on Seamus Brennan Zoom on Seamus Brennan  the role of the proposed taxi regulator's office; when it is expected that the office will be established; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23451/02]

Minister for Transport (Mr. Brennan): Information on Seamus Brennan Zoom on Seamus Brennan Pending the drawing up of legislative proposals which will be brought to Government early in the new year, it is proposed that the office of the national taxi regulator will be established on a non-statutory basis in February 2003 and I have asked my officials to bring forward the establishment to January, if possible.

It is envisaged that the office of the national taxi regulator will have a national focus and will have full effective control over the promotion of a professional, efficient and customer-friendly service by taxis, hackneys and limousines, including the overall application of standards and the licensing of taxis, hackney and limousine drivers and vehicles.

Question No. 126 answered with Question No. 86.

Question No. 127 answered with Question No. 60.

Question No. 128 answered with Question No. 87.

Question No. 129 answered with Question No. 98.


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