Keith Prince: For of each of the years 2016, 2017 and 2018, please can you provide how many suicides took place on the tube network?
Keith Prince: The Mayor recently announced a consultation to trial an app-based demand responsive bus service with no fixed route or schedule. Will the drivers be required to undertake a topological Knowledge test or assessment or will they be relying on satellite navigation?
Keith Prince: Given the ULEZ is starting in April, why is the testing facility at Millbrook closing at the end of March?
Keith Prince: In Japan, the placing blue LED lights on station platforms has led to an 84% reduction in suicides. Is this something you will consider doing in London?
Keith Prince: How much funding will be provided to the newly restructured taxi delicensing scheme as opposed to the previous scheme, and where will any savings be redirected?
Keith Prince: With regard to your response to MQT 2018/3425, when can I expect to receive a copy of part 4 of the documentation I requested in MQT 2018/2658 in November?
Keith Prince: What studies has the Mayor undertaken with respect to the restructuring of the taxi delicensing scheme?
Keith Prince: With regard to your response to MQT 2018/3426, in order to ensure transparency and accountability for Safety matters, will you consider allowing a member of the TfL’s Safety, Sustainability and Human Resources Panel and a member of the London Assembly Transport Committee to attend portions of the TfL’s Bus Operator Forum Meetings where safety is the topic of discussion?
Keith Prince: On 2nd January 2019, an article was published under your name in The Independent. Do you stand by the contents of that article?
Keith Prince: Mr Mayor, it was a very good article, I must say. It is just a shame that elements of it are simply not true. It is true that you have frozen some TfL fares, but you have not frozen all TfL fares, have you? While it is probably true that some Londoners who travel in London will not pay more in 2019 than they did in 2016, the vast majority of Londoners regrettably will pay more and they will...
Keith Prince: Mr Mayor, I have looked at the TfL website and the only fares that TfL say they have frozen are fares on buses and trains and single pay as you go fares and paper single fares. They are the only fares they say they have frozen. They do not say they have frozen all their fares. In fact, I could read you off a whole long list of fares that have increased. I accept the point you make in...
Keith Prince: No, it is not true, Mr Mayor. For pay-as-you-go fares the cap has been increased. It is not true to say that pay as you go fares are frozen. Pay as you go fares are not frozen. Yes, I accept the single fare has been frozen. That is correct, I accept that, but the pay-as-you-go cap - and most people who use TfL will at some point during the day get to the cap - has been increased. You have...
Keith Prince: The daily cap and the weekly cap and the monthly cap ââ no, sorry, the daily and weekly cap are the only two. They have both been increased, Mr Mayor. Do you accept that is the case or do you not know that is the case?
Keith Prince: No, Mr Mayor, all I am ââ Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London): Let me at least finish the point.
Keith Prince: No. Look, Mr Mayor, can I just ask you to be honest with Londoners when you are writing your articles, which you are entitled to? But you are not being honest with them, because you are giving them the impression that all fares are frozen and they are not. It would not hurt, would it, to say that you have done as much as you can do, but to be honest and say, “Unfortunately I have had to...
Keith Prince: All I am criticising you for, Mr Mayor, is for misleading Londoners in the article, the principle of it. Let me just move on, because there is another part of the article that I have got an issue with as well. It is that: “Evidence suggests that the TfL fares freeze is already encouraging more people to use public transport.” I have not seen any evidence to support what you are saying....
Keith Prince: You see, there again I do not disagree with what you said. I accept what you have said is the case, but that is not what you said in the article. What you said in the article is: “Evidence suggests that the TfL fares freeze is already encouraging more people to use public transport.” That is not true. The fact is - and it is your example - Overground services, the latest figure I can get...
Keith Prince: That is not what you said in the article.
Keith Prince: Thank you, Mr Mayor.
Keith Prince: Yes, thank you, Mr Mayor.