Taxi and Private Hire Trade (9)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3494
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will the Mayor introduce a vocational qualification in the Private Hire industry that raises standards and introduces disability awareness and safeguarding of vulnerable people?

Answer

Answer for Taxi and Private Hire Trade (9)

Answer for Taxi and Private Hire Trade (9)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are a host of measures that TfL is introducing to improve standards within the private hire industry, including the introduction of an enhanced assessment for private hire drivers which will include disability awareness and safeguarding as well as other safety, equality and regulatory knowledge. More information on the measures TfL is working on to improve safety standards is available online: http://content.tfl.gov.uk/taxi-and-private-hire-action-plan-2016.pdf.