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2006
Subsidy to encourage greater availability of wheelchair accessible taxis
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6  December  2006
Answered in Dáil
 
To ask the Minister for Transport further to Parliamentary Question No. 463 of 21 November, 2006, if he has received a proposal from the Commission for Taxi Regulation in relation to a subsidy to encourage the greater availability of wheelchair accessible taxis; the estimated cost to the Exchequer of such a subsidy; the amount of funding provided in the Estimates 2007 for such a subsidy; and his decision in relation to its introduction and financing.
 
- Joe Costello. (Nominated by: Róisín Shortall).
For ORAL answer on Wednesday, 6th December, 2006.
Ref No:   41625/06     Lottery:   4
 
Answered in Dáil
 
To ask the Minister for Transport if he has received a proposal from the Taxi Regulator to provide a subsidy to wheelchair accessible taxis; his views on such a proposal; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
 
- Shane McEntee. (Nominated by: Olivia Mitchell).
For ORAL answer on Wednesday, 6th December, 2006.
Ref No:   41771/06     Lottery:   82
 
Answered by the Minister for Transport
(Martin Cullen)
 
Reply
 
I propose answering Questions Nos.  36  and 106 together.
 
I have received no proposals to date from the Commission for Taxi Regulation in relation to the provision of a subsidy to encourage the greater availability of wheelchair accessible taxis.  However, I expect to receive shortly proposals in that regard from the Commission and when any such proposals are received, they will be considered by my Department.