Dáil Éireann - Volume 632 - 21 February, 2007

Written Answers. - Tax Code.

Ms O. Mitchell asked 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. [6629/07]

Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Transport if he has received proposals from the Taxi Commission in relation to the introduction of financial assistance to incentivise the provision of more wheelchair accessible taxis; his views on these proposals; when he will act upon them; and [222] the amount of funding set aside in 2007 for the envisaged scheme. [6572/07]

  Mr. Cullen: I propose to take Questions Nos. 95 and 128 together.

An outline proposal for a draft subsidy scheme to assist with the purchase of wheelchair accessible taxis and hackneys was received by my Department on 16 January 2007. This proposal is being examined and will require consultation with other bodies such as the Department of Finance. Pending completion of this examination I am not in a position to make any further comment.