Granting licenses for Private Hire Vehicles

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-03-16
Session date: 
March 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/0720
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In the light of LBC's investigation into how easy it is to get a Private Hire Vehicle license, do you think the current process does enough to make sure Hire & Reward insurance is in place?

Answer

Answer for Granting licenses for Private Hire Vehicles

Answer for Granting licenses for Private Hire Vehicles

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I agree that more must be done to ensure that private hire drivers have the correct Hire or Reward insurance in place. TfL looked at this as a part of its review of private hire vehicle regulations and made proposals (Proposal 20) for change to the TfL Board. These proposals were voted on at the 17 March meeting. The Board papers for the meeting can be found at: http://content.tfl.gov.uk/board-160317-item09-private-hire-reg-review.pdf.