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TfL Compliance Checks in Basildon

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 30th October 2019.

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Photo of David Kurten David Kurten Brexit Alliance

How often are TfL compliance operations carried out in Basildon? If and when compliance operations are carried out in Basildon, do TfL check the records of bookings to see if private hire drivers are predominantly working in London or Basildon and where they live as suggested by Government, under the fit and proper criteria of their licences?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Transport for London (TfL) is not the licensing authority in Basildon, and any operations in this area would be carried out by Basildon Borough Council, the local licensing authority. TfL has no record of carrying out any joint operations with Basildon Borough Council, although they did make initial enquiries with TfL about this matter. TfL responded suggesting further discussion and is currently awaiting a response from Basildon Borough Council and will consider any intelligence received to determine how best it can assist.