Taxi and Private Hire Trade (11)

MQT on 2018-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2018
Question By: 
David Kurten
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The LCDC report that they discovered an email between former Chief Operating Officer for Surface Transport, TfL, Garrett Emmerson, and former Deputy Mayor for Transport, Isabel Dedring, 4 days into an investigation on Uber's operating model in 2014, where Mr Emmerson states "their licence is not in question." Do you recognise that this raises serious questions of LTPH's impartiality and conduct? Will you now call for an independent inquiry of LTPH's role in licensing and regulating UBER?


Answer for Taxi and Private Hire Trade (11)

Answer for Taxi and Private Hire Trade (11)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am assured that Transport for London conducted an impartial and thorough review when investigating Uber London Limited’s operating model in 2014.


A note concerning the outcome of this investigation is publicly available on the Greater London Authority website at the following location:


Please also see my answer to question MQ2017/3467.