Written Answers. - Vehicle Testing.

Thursday, 11 June 1998

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 492 No. 3

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  15.  Mr. Quinn  Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn   asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   the schedule for the implementation of the EU Directive 96/96 EC on roadworthiness testing of private cars over four years old; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13747/98]

Minister for the Environment and Local Government (Mr. Dempsey): Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey  It is intended to introduce car testing as early as practicable next year. Testing will be carried out at dedicated test centres under the control of a contractor to be appointed on a national basis. An EU wide competitive tendering process is now under way in my Department with a view to selecting the contractor by autumn 1998. Further details of start up arrangements will depend on the particular proposals of the selected contractor, including the ability to mobilise promptly the network of test centres and other resources.


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