Written Answers - Air Passenger Rights.

Wednesday, 15 June 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 604 No. 1

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  260.  Ms Shortall  Information on Róisín Shortall  Zoom on Róisín Shortall   asked the Minister for Transport  Information on Martin Cullen  Zoom on Martin Cullen   the reason he has not yet designated a national body to monitor compliance with new EU rules on the rights of air passengers; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Luxembourg and Ireland are the only member states not to designate a body to date; when such a body will be appointed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20155/05]

Minister for Transport (Mr. Cullen): Information on Martin Cullen  Zoom on Martin Cullen  On 31 May 2005 I signed a statutory instrument, European Communities (Compensation and Assistance to Air Passengers) (Denied Boarding, Cancellation or Long Delay of Flights) Regulations 2005, which appoints the Commission for Aviation Regulation as the competent authority in accordance with Article 16 of Regulation (EC) 261/2004. This statutory instrument, No. 274 of 2005, is available in the Oireachtas Library.


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