Written Answers - Departmental Agencies.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 698 No. 5

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  163.  Deputy Richard Bruton  Information on Richard Bruton  Zoom on Richard Bruton   asked the Minister for Transport  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   the agencies under his remit who process entitlement payments; the number of staff who process entitlement payments broken down by agency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48018/09]

  164.  Deputy Richard Bruton  Information on Richard Bruton  Zoom on Richard Bruton   asked the Minister for Transport  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   the number of agencies under his remit that have a role in carrying out inspections; the number of staff involved in the carrying out of inspections broken down by agency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48032/09]

  165.  Deputy Richard Bruton  Information on Richard Bruton  Zoom on Richard Bruton   asked the Minister for Transport  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   the number of agencies under his remit who have a role in the collection of payments; the number of staff involved in the collection of payments broken down by agency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48048/09]

  166.  Deputy Richard Bruton  Information on Richard Bruton  Zoom on Richard Bruton   asked the Minister for Transport  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   the number of agencies under his remit who have a role in the issuing of licences; the number of staff involved in the issuing of licences broken down by agency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48062/09]

Minister for Transport (Deputy Noel Dempsey): Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey  I propose to take Questions Nos. 163 to 166, inclusive, together.

The following table lists the Agencies under the aegis of my Department and the role they have in processing entitlement payments, the role in carrying out inspections, the role in collection of payments and the role in the issuing of licences.

Name of Agency/Body Process Entitlement Payments Carry out inspections Issue Licences Collection of payments
Commission for Aviation Regulation X X X X
Irish Aviation Authority X X X
Commission for Taxi Regulation X X
Road Safety Authority X X X
Railway Safety Commission X

[1179]The numbers of staff involved in these various roles are day-to-day operational matters for the Agencies involved.

There are seven agencies under the remit of this Department that are covered by the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 and 2003. Each Freedom of Information Officer in these bodies is responsible for collecting the fees where applicable. The bodies concerned are: Commission for Aviation Regulation; Medical Bureau of Road Safety; National Transport Authority; Railway Procurement Agency; Commission for Taxi Regulation; the National Roads Authority and the Marine Casualty Investigation Board.


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