Black Cab Organisations and TfL (1)

MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Question By: 
Len Duvall
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Thank you for your answer to my written question in June 2017/3310. I note that the meeting was convened by the trade-led Cab Ranks Committee and they invited TfL to attend. You will be aware, as TfL are, that this Committee excludes the London Suburban Taxi Coalition. Do you agree that TfL should have insisted on the LSTC being invited, given the issues discussed have a huge impact on their members? Are TfL abrogating their responsibilities in respect of fairness of treatment to all Black Cab drivers?


Answer for Black Cab Organisations and TfL (1)

Answer for Black Cab Organisations and TfL (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The meeting took place with the Cab Ranks Committee, which consists of the London Cab Drivers Club, the London Taxi Drivers' Association and Unite the Union.

However, regarding the Intercontinental Hotel I understand that the Cab Ranks Committee engaged with the taxi drivers who use the O2 Greenwich ranks before accepting the proposal; this included a driver survey and conversations with local drivers.

The London Suburban Taxi Coalition (LSTC) has the opportunity to meet with TfL on a regular basis through the Suburban Sector Forums. The next meeting, which takes place on 3 October, will cover suburban drivers based in south east London.