Cullen, Martin

Wednesday, 27 October 2004

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 591 No. 1

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Written Answers - Ministerial Appointments.

Was asked: the name, relevant qualifications and process by which each person appointed to a state board operating under the aegis of his Department was appointed since 1994.More Button

The Department of Transport was established on 6 June 2002. Appointments to State boards are made on the basis of the experience and/or knowledge which the relevant persons can bring to the board in q...More Button

Written Answers - Public Transport.

Was asked: if he has satisfied himself that an adequate bus service exists from the city centre to meet the requirements of commuters from the north Kildare towns of Maynooth, Leixlip and Celbridge who currently...More Button

The provision of bus services is a matter for the bus companies. However, I have referred the Deputy’s concerns to Bus Átha Cliath and Bus Éireann for their consideration.More Button

Written Answers - Road Network.

Was asked: if he will reconsider reverting to having county councils responsible for the cutting of the hedges along the edges of roads; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

This matter does not come under the remit of my Department.More Button

Written Answers - National Car Test.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the main difficulty with car registration plates here, which causes them to be one of the main reasons for cars failing the NCT in 2003; and if he will make a statem...More Button

The specifications for registration plates, including dimensions, colours, characters and character dimensions are statutory requirements in accordance with the Vehicle Registration and Taxation (Amen...More Button

Was asked: the measures he intends to take to deal with numerous complaints made by members of the public with the national car test in particular the inconsistencies in the pass and failure rates; and if he wil...More Button

The car testing contract requires National Car Testing Service Limited, NCTS, to carry out testing to specified performance standards covering test integrity, quality assurance, premises, test equipme...More Button

Was asked: if, as proposed, the ten year contract awarded to the national car testing service, will be reviewed when it reaches its mid-term point at the end of 2004; when this work will begin; the person who wi...More Button

Written Answers - National Roads Authority.

Was asked: the person decided the criteria to be filled by the successful candidate for the position of chief executive of the National Roads Authority; if this person will be subject to the same regulations reg...More Button

The appointment of a new chief executive officer is a matter for the National Roads Authority subject to my consent under section 29 (1)(c) of the Roads Act 1993. The selection of the chief executive ...More Button

Written Answers - Road Safety.

Was asked: if he has received the report commissioned into the incidence of single occupant late night car crashes.More Button

Following the growth in the reporting of concerns in the fatalities resulting of single vehicle crashes occurring late at night, the Medical Bureau of Road Safety and the Department of Forensic Medici...More Button


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