Dáil Éireann - Volume 638 - 26 September, 2007

Written Answers. - School Transport.

Deputy Shane McEntee asked the Minister for Transport and the Marine when the recently completed report on the standard of school bus transport will be published with a timeframe for its recommendations to be implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20432/07]

  Deputy Noel Dempsey:Under the Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (Conferral of Functions) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 477 of 2006) responsibility for vehicle standards, including matters relating to vehicle testing, passed to the Road Safety Authority RSA). I presume the Deputy is referring to the review of the roadworthiness testing arrangements of commercial vehicles, which the Authority commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers to carry out. The review deals with the wider issue of the testing of the commercial fleet and not just the specific issue of the standard of school bus transport. On foot of this review the Authority has made a number of recommendations to me, which are being considered within my Department.