Oliver Heald – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Oliver Heald on 2016-04-25.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to maintain the ability of London taxi drivers exclusively to ply for hire.

Andrew Jones

The Government is responsible for the legislative structure within which local licensing authorities deliver the licensing regime for taxis and private hire vehicles. Enforcement of the licensing regime, including ensuring that private hire vehicles do not illegally ply for hire, is therefore a matter for local licensing authorities and the police.