Metropolitan Police Cab Unit Funding

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3177
Question By: 
Keith Prince
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Has the Mayor's funding of Metropolitan Police Cab Unit increased in line with revenues received from Taxi & Private Hire licence fees?

Answer

Answer for Metropolitan Police Cab Unit Funding

Answer for Metropolitan Police Cab Unit Funding

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Funding for the Metropolitan Police Service Taxi and Private Hire policing team is not directly linked to revenues received through the taxi and private hire licence fees, but is considered by TfL as part of the overall package of taxi and private hire compliance activities.

There have been no recent changes to the number of officers in the cab unit that are funded by TfL. However, TfL are well advanced in recruiting 250 additional compliance officers who work closely with the cab unit to ensure the safe and effective operation of the taxi and private hire trade.