To ask the Minister for Transport the amount paid out for the taxi hardship scheme; and the costs to administer same.
- Seán Crowe.
For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 16th November, 2004.
Ref No: 28498/04 Proof: 158
Postponed from (White No/DFA)511, 11/11/2004
Answered by the Minister for Transport
Hardship payments totalling €13,957,000 have been made to 1,190 qualifying applicants under the Taxi Hardship Payments Scheme to 9 November 2004.
The cost of administering the Taxi Hardship Payments Scheme by Area Development Management Limited (ADM) to 31 October 2004 was €580,564, including set-up costs. Further projected administration expenditure in the region of €30,000 is anticipated for the November to December 2004 period. ADM operates as a not for profit organization and has to directly recoup all the costs it incurs in administering schemes or projects on behalf of the State.