New legislation for licensing for taxi and private hire licensing

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3061
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you support the call by the Local Government Association for a Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing Reform Bill to replace outdated legislation and modernise the licensing system for taxis and private hire vehicles?

Answer

Answer for New legislation for licensing for taxi and private hire licensing

Answer for New legislation for licensing for taxi and private hire licensing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I welcome the Local Government Association's call to modernise taxi and private hire vehicle legislation. My Deputy Mayor for Transport, Valerie Shawcross, is exploring how we can work with other licensing authorities to secure improvements to legislation. 

I continue to lobby Government for a number of changes to legislation that will enhance public safety and support law abiding taxi and private hire drivers. My priorities are set out in my Taxi and Private Hire Action Plan which can be found here: http://content.tfl.gov.uk/taxi-and-private-hire-action-plan-2016.pdf.