Written Answers. - Haulage Licence Fines.

Thursday, 31 October 1991

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 411 No. 8

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  120.  Mr. Yates  Information on Ivan Yates  Zoom on Ivan Yates   asked the Minister for Tourism, Transport and Communications  Information on Seamus Brennan  Zoom on Seamus Brennan   if he has any proposals to increase the fines for those operating without a haulage licence on the roads under the Road Transport Act 1986; if he will make such fines mandatory as arising out of a number of recent convictions they are very low; and if he will make a full statement on the matter.

Minister for Tourism, Transport and Communications (Mr. S. Brennan): Information on Seamus Brennan  Zoom on Seamus Brennan  I am having a review carried out at present in my Department of the adequacy of existing legislation in the area of road haulage. The level of fines for the offence of operating without a haulage licence is being examined in that context. The existing maximum fine of £1,000 on summary conviction is a not inconsiderable penalty, but as the Deputy has pointed out the actual fines imposed by the courts in a number of recent cases have been very low. The question of providing for mandatory fines will be considered in the context of the review.


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