Keith Prince: Before the change to the Taxi Delicensing scheme, the number of vehicles in the Taxis fleet have dropped by 10% in less than 2 years. Has TfL conducted any Surveys or Integrated Impact Assessments on how the new scheme will affect the number of Taxis in the fleet?
Keith Prince: How many applications have there been for Taxi Delicensing since the Mayor changed the previous failed scheme?
Keith Prince: With regard to the Taxi Delicensing Scheme, what is the timeframe for replies to drivers who have applied and is there a backlog?
Keith Prince: Why are there no current accredited Euro 6 retrofit systems available for Heavy Goods Vehicles, Light Goods, Mini buses, diesel vehicles etc in the ULEZ?
Keith Prince: Why has the Mayor not commissioned an independent Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) of his proposal to reduce the taxi age limit (and the effects on the Taxi Trade and Market)?
Keith Prince: Has TfL taken into consideration how the new Taxi Delicensing scheme will affect the Rental Market for Taxi Drivers and whether there will now be a shortage of Taxis to Rent?
Keith Prince: The Head of Compliance has also said that he may have to reduce the number of Officers which are already short of the 250 promised in the Mayor’s Taxi & PH Plan. Can you give assurances that the number of Compliance Officers will not drop and that Taxi & PH Enforcement will not go back to being ‘woefully inadequate’?
Keith Prince: Is the Mayor aware that the Taxi Supply and Demand Research carried out by TfL has taken so long to publish that it is now out of date?
Keith Prince: How will the Taxi Delicensing scheme affect the overall composition of the Taxi fleet?
Keith Prince: TfL’s Head of Compliance, Anand Nandha, is carrying out a review of his Compliance Teams. How will you ensure that this review is open and transparent, and can you confirm that it will be made available online?
Keith Prince: What is the composition of owner drivers who are applying for the new Taxi Delicensing scheme, what are the ages of those drivers and what is the vehicle emission Euro standard of those vehicles?
Keith Prince: What lessons have you learned from your mistakes on Crossrail?
Keith Prince: Have you carried out an assessment of the cost to SMEs – the lifeblood of London’s economy – that the ULEZ charge will have on their businesses?
Keith Prince: My constituent’s granddaughter has cystic fibrosis and needs regular hospital appointments inside the ULEZ to which her parents drive her in their non-compliant vehicle. Is it right that they do not receive an exemption?
Keith Prince: The Taxi & PH financial summary 2017/18 showed the net regulatory position has worsened from a £5.4m deficit to a £18.3m deficit, will the Mayor give details of the licence fee increases & regulatory expenditure savings required to recover?
Keith Prince: Has the Mayor considered reviewing the Taxi Conditions of Fitness, especially with regard to the turning circle requirement?
Keith Prince: What mechanisms does the Mayor have in place in the event of a shortage of fleet-owned rental taxis due to the restructured delicensing scheme?
Keith Prince: What is the current free travel scheme available to special constables?
Keith Prince: What other benefits are available to special constables?
Keith Prince: In relation to the below question, please can you answer the following: • Does the Employer Supported Policing (ESP) allow businesses who participate to have the resulting special constables patrol solely in the proximity of said business? • How many special constables have now been recruited under ESP? • What businesses have participated? https://www.london.gov.uk/questions/2018/2713