799. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Justice the status of the issuing of PSV licences for taxis; if the issuing of new PSV licences has been delayed due to Covid-19; and if there is a backlog (details supplied). [21301/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): As the Deputy is aware, An Garda Síochána is responsible for the issuing of licences to drivers of SPSVs. I am informed by the Garda authorities that where all appropriate documentation is supplied in support of the application, there is currently no delay in the issuing of the licence to the driver.