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Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 22nd October 2019.

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Photo of David Kurten David Kurten Brexit Alliance

Uber has been refused Operator Licenses in several districts and has allegedly ignored regulations by allowing drivers using their App to accept hirings outside of the 'Controlled District' in which they (as Operator) are licensed to operate. If these allegations are correct, is Uber committing offences contrary to s.46 (1) (d) and 2 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

As stated in Mayor's Question 2019/19725 Transport for London (TfL), as the licensing authority and regulator for taxi and private hire services in London, is satisfied that Uber London Limited meets the requirements of the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998 in accepting bookings in London.

TfL continues to monitor Uber London Limited’s compliance with legal obligations as an operator. TfL is not responsible for regulating Uber companies outside of London.