Written Answers - Public Transport

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 761 No. 2

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  262.  Deputy Peadar Tóibín  Information on Peadar Tóibín  Zoom on Peadar Tóibín   asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport  Information on Leo Varadkar  Zoom on Leo Varadkar   if he will meet with a bus transport business in County Meath that is suffering due to a number of issues such as falling demand, fuel costs, lack of rebates, inability to claim back VAT and also competing with individuals who are in full time employment and are tendering for CIE contracts; and if he will address these issues. [17507/12]

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Leo Varadkar): Information on Leo Varadkar  Zoom on Leo Varadkar  The responsibility for the licensing of Public Bus Passenger Services was transferred under Statutory Instrument No. 566 of 2010 from my Department to the National Transport Authority (NTA) with effect from 1 December 2010.

[448]In the circumstance, I have forwarded your correspondence to the NTA for its attention and direct reply, and to arrange a meeting if it deems necessary. He should inform my private office if he does not receive a reply within ten working days.

I would note that the information provided to my office did not include the name of the company, but my private office has not received any such meeting request from a company as described.


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