Uber: Supreme Court Ruling - Commons Urgent Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:16 pm on 1st March 2021.

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Photo of Lord Vaizey of Didcot Lord Vaizey of Didcot Conservative 2:16 pm, 1st March 2021

I refer to my entries in the register of Members’ interests. I proudly declare myself a user of Uber’s services, as well as those of home-grown, UK global companies such as Deliveroo. I congratulate the Minister on his thoroughly Conservative—indeed, three-Shredded-Wheat—response to the noble Lord, Lord Blencathra. But why has the position of the Director of Labour Market Enforcement, previously occupied by the distinguished Matthew Taylor, been left vacant, despite his offer to carry on until a replacement is found? It is an important role, given where we are.