Dáil Éireann - Volume 614 - 08 February, 2006
Written Answers. - Driving Tests.
Mr. Perry Mr. Perry
224. Mr. Perry asked the Minister for Finance the reason for his refusal to recruit staff for the Department of Transport which has resulted in the present huge waiting time of 52-53 weeks for a driving test; his plans to implement a bonus scheme similar to the one in 2001; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4501/06]
Mr. Cowen Mr. Cowen
Mr. Cowen: The Deputy’s question relates to matters within the remit of the Minister for Transport and neither he nor I share the simplistic view expressed by the Deputy that the current backlog of driving tests is mainly due to the non recruitment of Department of Transport personnel. I have been fully supportive of the measures taken by my colleague, the Minister for Transport, and outlined by him last week in answer to various parliamentary questions on the matter.
Dáil Éireann 614 Written Answers. Driving Tests.