Dáil Éireann - Volume 648 - 26 February, 2008
Written Answers. - Departmental Transport.
Deputy David Stanton Deputy David Stanton
Deputy David Stanton asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if the taxi companies used by his Department and State agencies under the aegis of his Department have a minimum percentage of taxis which are accessible for people with disabilities and wheelchair users; the amount expended by his Department and State agencies on taxi hire each year from 2003 to date in 2008 respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7935/08]
Deputy Dermot Ahern Deputy Dermot Ahern
Deputy Dermot Ahern: The setting of specific minimum requirements for taxis and taxi companies is of course a matter for the Taxi Regulator. Nevertheless, I am advised that 10% of the respective fleets of the two taxi companies used by my Department are accessible to people with disabilities and wheelchair users.
The amounts spent on taxi hire by my Department for the period 2003 to date are outlined in the following table:
Dáil Éireann 648 Written Answers. Departmental Transport.