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Electric and Low-emission Vehicles (15 Jun 2016)

Robert Goodwill: ...stations—is ideally suited to overnight charging using off-peak electricity. Throughout this Parliament, charging infrastructure will also be delivered through dedicated schemes for cleaner buses and taxis. As part of the 40-million “Go Ultra Low” city scheme, millions of pounds of funding will contribute to infrastructure deployment across eight cities in the UK....

Wales Bill (14 Jun 2016)

David Davies: ...that principle that was certainly accepted at the time. I and others had genuine concerns about the Welsh Assembly. One of my concerns was that, having got the Assembly, we would have a constant drive to give it extra powers, and that does seem to be what has played out over the past 17 or 18 years. My concern was that that could undermine the Union of the United Kingdom, and I therefore...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Taxis: Insurance (13 Jun 2016)

Andrew Jones: Taxis and private hire vehicles require insurance that covers their use for hire and reward activity. Driving without valid insurance is an offence, for which penalties, including fines and points on a licence, are ultimately a matter for the courts. Drivers for and cars used by Uber and other private hire companies must meet the requirements that are set by their local licensing authority in...

Economy and Finance - Motion to Take Note (9 Jun 2016)

Lord Suri: ...if we pull out of Europe, import tariffs. For my business and all the people we employ this will be utterly disastrous. Jobs will be lost and I and others will find it harder to attract the investment that drives so much of our growth. The sheer foolishness of cutting our trade links with the body that receives just under half of all our trade is extreme. I do not know if we will be...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving Tests (9 Jun 2016)

Andrew Jones: The main cause of current waiting times across the country is a significant and sustained surge in demand for driving tests, the last time we saw demand at such high levels was in 2005/6. The average waits for a driving test appointment in (a) England and (b) at Hull test centre are as follows: England Car – 12 weeks Taxi – eight weeks Module one motorcycle test – six...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Pedicabs (8 Jun 2016)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: In England and Wales, excluding London, rickshaws (in the form of pedal-powered vehicles for carrying passengers, often also referred to as pedicabs) are regulated as taxis. They are therefore required to meet a local licensing authority’s taxi licensing conditions and any applicable byelaws. Under the different legislation that applies to London, they fall outside the scope of taxi...

EU Referendum Leaflet — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (9 May 2016)

Richard Drax: ...Government judges it could result in 10 years or more of uncertainty as the UK unpicks our relationship with the EU and renegotiates new arrangements with the EU and over 50 other countries around the world.” So what? We can do it, and we will be in the driving seat. We are told that Canada has taken nine years to negotiate with the EU. I challenge anyone in this room to negotiate...

Personal Independence Payment: Mobility Criterion - Motion to Resolve (4 May 2016)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: ...of DLA and am eagerly awaiting the call for my PIP reassessment. It will be very interesting to experience it for myself. I do not have a Motability car, but in the early years of learning to drive I did. For me, it made a massive difference to what I was able to do. Because of my condition I can only drive an automatic car. The cost of hand controls is now around 1,000 and the cost...

Petition - Bowel Cancer Screening: Taxi Licensing Regulations (4 May 2016)

Andrew Jones: ...the system has failed in certain areas. We all know these cases, and they are positively shocking. The industry is seeing real change as new technology provides new ways for the public to engage taxis and private hire vehicles. Smartphone booking apps are now available for taxis and private hire vehicles, offering passengers easy access to services, more choice, faster pick-ups and options...

Public Bill Committee: Policing and Crime Bill: Prevention of child sexual exploitation and private hire vehicles (12 Apr 2016)

Lyn Brown: As my hon. Friend the Member for Swansea East said, the new clause would place local authorities under a duty to consider child protection when they issue licences for drivers of taxis and private hire vehicles. We support it because we think it could lead to important safeguarding measures. Taxi drivers do a fantastic job up and down the country. I could not happily live my life without...

Backbench Business: Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (12 Apr 2016)

Julie Cooper: ...been developed in the community. For example, in my constituency, the local council has taken the lead in helping to make Burnley a dementia-friendly town and even offers free training to licensed taxi drivers. The initiative is part of a town-wide campaign to encourage residents and businesses to become more dementia-aware, helping Burnley to become a dementia-friendly town. Raising...

Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Operators (Regulation) (22 Mar 2016)

Wes Streeting: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision about the skills and knowledge required of a person driving a taxi or private hire vehicle (TPHV) and related responsibilities of TPHV company operators and service providers; to require operators of TPHV companies and service providers to hold specified types and levels of insurance; to make provision about the tax...

Public Bill Committee: Policing and Crime Bill: Examination of Witnesses (15 Mar 2016)

I wanted to raise an issue that is not currently in the Bill but is something I would like to be considered. It is in relation to taxi licensing. The Bill clarifies and streamlines the system for the licensing of alcohol premises, and under the Licensing Act 2003 authorities that carry out licensing for premises that sell alcohol are under a duty, when carrying out their functions, to promote...

Public Bill Committee: Policing and Crime Bill: Examination of Witnesses (15 Mar 2016)

Cassandra Harrison: I wanted to raise an issue that is not currently in the Bill but is something I would like to be considered. It is in relation to taxi licensing. The Bill clarifies and streamlines the system for the licensing of alcohol premises, and under the Licensing Act 2003 authorities that carry out licensing for premises that sell alcohol are under a duty, when carrying out their...

Public Bill Committee: Policing and Crime Bill: Examination of Witnesses (15 Mar 2016)

Cassandra Harrison: I wanted to raise an issue that is not currently in the Bill but is something I would like to be considered. It is in relation to taxi licensing. The Bill clarifies and streamlines the system for the licensing of alcohol premises, and under the Licensing Act 2003 authorities that carry out licensing for premises that sell alcohol are under a duty, when carrying out their...

[Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] — Southeastern Train Services (2 Mar 2016)

Claire Perry: ...ensure that those actions were carried out. I was disappointed to hear today some examples of partially-sighted passengers and others not given the care and support they needed. There was a plan to offer taxis to passengers. I will certainly ensure that the company receives those comments and responds to them. Dover sea wall was mentioned. Of course, major issues happen. I have been asked...

Public Bill Committee: High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill: Clause 23 - Parking at Birmingham Interchange: limit on deemed planning permission (1 Mar 2016)

Andy McDonald: ...will be a logical explanation for it. Be that as it may, the exclusions in subsection (4)(c)(i) of the clause exempt, “the provision of short-term parking for cars”, and, understandably, also the short-term parking for taxis and coaches. Subsection (4)(c)(ii) specifies an exemption for “parking on working sites”. The clause puts a limit on car parking spaces of...


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