Prevention of child sexual exploitation and private hire vehicles

Part of Policing and Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:15 pm on 12 April 2016.

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“(3) The licensing authority must carry out its functions under this section with a view to preventing child sexual exploitation”.—(Carolyn Harris.)

This new clause would place local authorities under a duty to consider how they can prevent child sexual exploitation when they issue licences for taxis and private hire vehicles.