Uber (5)

MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Question By: 
David Kurten
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I note that Andrew Byrne, Head of Public Policy for Uber appeared before the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee in the House of Commons on 10 October 2017. Being unable to provide detailed answers to the chairwoman's questions on the length of hours worked by Uber drivers, he undertook to respond to the Committee in writing.  On 26 November 2017, The Times revealed that Uber's subsequent written response disclosed that 3,000 Uber drivers were working more than 60 hours a week. It would be illegal for anyone to drive a lorry, a bus or most vans on London's streets for those hours, so why is Uber permitted to do so?


Answer for Uber (5)

Answer for Uber (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Please see my response to MQ 2017/2286.