To ask the Minister for Transport if the taxi hardship scheme is closed for applications.
- Seán Crowe.
For WRITTEN answer on Thursday, 11th November, 2004.
Ref No: 28497/04
Answered by the Minister for Transport
The Taxi Hardship Payments Scheme is closed for applications. A closing date of 30 April 2004 was agreed with the taxi representative groups and advertised nationally on 27 February 2004. Some flexibility around this original closing date was allowed to take into account possible difficulties arising from postal disruptions that arose in April 2004. Subsequently, following discussions with taxi representative groups and in the light of the practical need to set a definitive closing date, it was decided that no further late applications under the Scheme would be accepted by Area Development Management Limited after 5pm on 24 September 2004. Written notice of this date was given to the taxi representative groups on 17 September 2004.