Taxis and PHVs (5)

MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Question By: 
Keith Prince
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can the Mayor explain why TfL have not introduced an 'intended use' policy instead of blaming the Government for Cross Border Hiring issues?


Answer for Taxis and PHVs (5)

Answer for Taxis and PHVs (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) has considered an intended use policy, and is paying close attention to Knowsley Borough Council's Intended Use Policy which is currently subject to judicial review.

With the size of London's private hire trade, an intended use policy would place a very significant additional burden on drivers, operators and TfL's compliance teams. This is a national issue which is why I have called on Government to solve cross border hiring through the introduction of a start or finish requirement.