Social, cultural and economic opportunities in London (Supplementary) [7]

Session date: 
May 22, 2002
Question By: 
Andrew Pelling
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I think it is appropriate this is fitted in to follow the questions that my colleagues John and Jennette asked about safety. I am particularly concerned about the issue of the safety of youngsters who come out of the Croydon night time economy looking to get into any minicab that is available. And this is why I have asked you on two previous occasions, as to whether it would be possible to urgently expedite the issue of allowing minicabs to be able to show prominently on the side of their cabs that they are bona fide. You are obviously very much aware of the story and it is on the front of my local media. It should say `minicab" rather than `taxicab" on this headline, but nevertheless there were two very unfortunate incidents recently and I am afraid it is part of a pattern.


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