Dáil Éireann - Volume 507 - 29 June, 1999
Written Answers. - Disabled Drivers Scheme.
Mr. Farrelly Mr. Farrelly
222. Mr. Farrelly asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he has received representations from an organisation (details supplied) which has asked for the inclusion of blind passengers in the disabled drivers' and passengers' car scheme; if so, the steps, if any, he has taken regarding the submissions made; and when a response will be made in this regard. [16271/99]
Mr. O'Donoghue Mr. O'Donoghue
Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. O'Donoghue): The public relations officer of the organisation to which the Deputy refers  forwarded to me a submission for the interdepartmental group established under the chairmanship of my Department for the purpose of advising what modifications, if any, might be proposed to the disabled drivers and disabled passengers (tax concessions) scheme administered by the Revenue Commissioners.
The submission has been forwarded to the interdepartmental group and is among the material submitted by private individuals and organisations which is assisting it in its work. It is envisaged that the group will furnish its report for consideration by the Minister for Finance prior to the autumn and I shall be in touch with the parties concerned at that time.
In addition to the representative from my Department who was appointed chairperson to the interdepartmental group, the group is comprised of a representative from the Department of Finance, the Department of Health and Children and the Revenue Commissioners.
Dáil Éireann 507 Written Answers. Disabled Drivers Scheme.