Sexual Assaults in Minicabs in Croydon (Supplementary) [1]

Session date: 
May 22, 2002
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I wonder if the Mayor could settle a dispute between John and I? If you can introduce buses - and you are the Chair of Transport for London - why can't you introduce Transport for London small vehicles, and run them? Introduce a small vehicle as part of your fleet. If you identified areas where you find the largest group of young people coming out of clubs, then you could introduce a Transport for London small vehicle service. Have you explored this? John says that Transport for London couldn't do this, but have you explored that approach?


Answer for Sexual Assaults in Minicabs in Croydon (Supplementary) [1]

Answer for Sexual Assaults in Minicabs in Croydon (Supplementary) [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I haven't explored that approach, and it's an attractive idea but sounds to me that it's going to take a lot of time. At the moment we've got TfL officers presiding over a huge expansion of the budget, a huge expansion of our bus service and we're struggling to find the resources to push things like Crossrail forward.