David Kurten: What amount of education does TfL provide and how many hours of training do Private Hire Drivers undergo before they become licensed?
David Kurten: Do you agree that TfL should interview all applicants for taxi and/or private hire licences and test their ability to drive before allowing them to proceed to drive the public?
David Kurten: Given that TfL do not regulate App companies, are they putting the safety of the public at risk by not insisting that all companies operating in the industry hold an Operator’s licence?
David Kurten: What measures has the Mayor taken to address increases in sexual assaults and road traffic accidents in the private hire trade that were not put in place by the previous Mayor?
David Kurten: On 24 June 2018, Andrew Gilligan wrote in The Sunday Times that Uber had investigated 1,100 drivers for serious offences: how many of those drivers had been assessed by TfL as being fit and proper to hold a private hire driver’s licence? What measures have TfL introduced in the year since Uber investigated its own drivers for serious offences?1...
David Kurten: Does the Met Police’s cab enforcement unit make independent decisions that are not influenced by TfL?
David Kurten: The number of London registered black cabs has fallen dramatically since May 2016. How will you ensure that the size of London’s taxi fleet is not further reduced?
David Kurten: Thank you for your answer, Mr Mayor. I would like to say thank you, first of all, because one of the things I have asked you about a lot is continuing to allow taxis to go along Tooley Street and Duke Street Hill and you have listened to me and you have listened to the consultation. Thank you for acting on behalf of taxis on that small point. However, my question was: what are you going to...
David Kurten: You have just given a figure in your answer there and you have said that the taxi fleet was 22,500 in 2010 and, therefore, it has been going down since then. However, looking at those numbers, that means that in six years from 2010 to 2016 it has gone down by 741, but in the three and a half years since you have been Mayor it has gone down by 2,637. That is over three times as much in your...
David Kurten: Indeed. Obviously. We know that.
David Kurten: Mr Mayor, you have a big decision to make this month, which is whether to re-licence Uber or not and that is going to have a big effect on the size of the PHV part of the trade. If you do not re-licence Uber because you think it is not fit and proper because it has not fulfilled all the conditions in the probationary 15-month licence you have given, that will help the taxi trade. What is...
David Kurten: I was asking you if you are ready to make an announcement or not. Obviously, from that comment, you are not ready to make an announcement. Unfortunately, I have run out of time and so I will leave it there. Thank you, Chair.
David Kurten: Does TfL abdicate all responsibility for testing and interviewing private hire driver licensees to Operators?
David Kurten: To ask the Mayor, what is the average wage of a London bus driver?
David Kurten: Between October 2018 and December 2018, how many times did the Metropolitan Police contact TfL to obtain the personal details of taxi or private hire drivers who were threatening to commit suicide and what support has been provided to the driver(s) since the incident?
David Kurten: Does the Mayor agree that six months is an unacceptable length of time to wait for a Met Police response to an allegation of a crime?
David Kurten: Has TfL ever communicated to the Met Police’s cab enforcement unit that the Police should not talk or communicate with certain individuals or certain trade union representatives within the taxi or private hire industry?
David Kurten: To ask the Mayor whether any police officer has been disciplined or received ‘words of advice’ in consequence of the arrest of Christian street preacher Oluwole Ilesanmi outside Southgate Underground Station on 23 February 2019?
David Kurten: What percentage of (i) private hire drivers (ii) taxi drivers have been tested for disability awareness?
David Kurten: To ask the Mayor for the reasons behind the operational failures experienced by the travelling public on the Jubilee Line on both 30th and 31st July 2019?