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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:11 am on 26th January 2017.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 11:11 am, 26th January 2017

I understand my hon. Friend’s concern about the position in Southend. I understand that there have been allegations that drivers whose licences had been revoked by Southend Council continued to work in the town by obtaining TfL licences and working for Uber. My advice to my hon. Friend and his constituents is that those concerns should be raised directly with Transport for London. It is the responsibility of local licensing authorities to ensure that not just taxi drivers but private hire drivers are fit and proper persons to such licences.