*To ask the Minister for Transport when the Railway Safety Commission will be established; if he has satisfied himself with the current arrangements; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
- Denis Naughten.
For PRIORITY answer on Tuesday, 4th May, 2004
Ref No: 12732/04 Lottery: 4
Answered by the Minister for Transport - Séamus Brennan
I intend to make the necessary order formally establishing the Railway Safety Commission as soon as possible following the enactment of the Railway Safety Bill.
With the co-operation of the Houses of the Oireachtas, I expect the Bill, which completed Committee Stage in the Dáil on 7 May 2003 to be enacted before the Summer recess.
I am satisfied that the implementation of the provisions of the amended Bill will create an effective and robust regulatory framework for railway safety.