A constituent has contacted me requesting that you answer three questions about Uber:
(1) According to Transport for London (TfL), Uber PH bookings in London are accepted by Uber London Ltd. How can Uber PH bookings be accepted in London if customers personal data is retained in Holland?
(2) According to TfL's own staff manual it states "if the internet based booking platform proposes to take bookings online for private hire journeys and pass these bookings to licensed private hire operators then an operator's licence may be required, and the entity once licensed, must comply with all the conditions under which the licence has been issued." Can you explain why the Uber App which takes bookings is not required to be licensed as part of Uber London Ltd PH Operator's licence.
(3) Can you confirm who TfL believes owns the Uber booking App and if owned by Uber BV would this mean that Uber London Ltd is accepting bookings from a third party namely Uber BV which is not a licensed PH Operator here in London.