Subject: Working Conditions in the Private Hire Industry

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2017
Reference: 
2017/4490
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

On 5th July 2017, in a Westminster Hall debate entitled "Working Conditions in the Private Hire Industry" the Minister of State at the Department for Transport, John Hayes MP, made the following commitment. "Dealing with the changing employment conditions we have briefly considered today, I am going to set up a working party in my Department, with an independent chairman, to look at the specific things that the right hon. Gentleman [Frank Field MP] has raised as a result of this debate. I will consider in due course the terms and conditions of that working party, its membership and how it might have an effect on future policy".‚Äč Have you been briefed by the DfT on this working group and will TfL be involved in it in any way?

Answer

Answer for Subject: Working Conditions in the Private Hire Industry

Answer for Subject: Working Conditions in the Private Hire Industry

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am supportive of the Department for Transport's decision to convene a Taxi and Private Hire Working Group to discuss the challenges facing the trades on a national level, including the issues caused by cross border hiring and working conditions of drivers.

TfL has been invited to form part of the working group and TfL representatives have attended all meetings to present the challenges and opportunities on key issues.

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