Daft scrappage scheme flaw to be tackled – O’Dowd


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A  flaw  in  the  Government’s  scrappage scheme which requires a car to be
registered  and  insured  in  the  name  of  the  same  person is now being
addressed,  after Fine Gael Transport Spokesman Fergus O’Dowd TD raised the
matter  with  the  Minister for Finance. The problem was raised on Liveline.

Existing  legislation covering the scrappage scheme did not take account of
family  cars  which may be insured in the name of one person and registered
in  another.  Minister  Lenihan  has  now  confirmed  to Deputy O’Dowd in a
Parliamentary Question that the legislation will be amended.

“Fine  Gael  has  raised  this  matter  with Minister Lenihan and I am very
pleased  he  is now planning to take action. Some families were effectively
being discriminated against because their car was registered and insured in
different names.”