Low-emission Zones (Glasgow Taxi Drivers)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 27 April 2022.

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Photo of Pam Duncan-Glancy Pam Duncan-Glancy Labour

The minister will be aware that many taxi drivers in Glasgow feel that that support is not enough.

Taxis provide employment, as well as an essential service that enables people in Glasgow to get around—especially disabled people who cannot access other forms of transport. Therefore, I am deeply concerned that only a limited number of second-hand taxis are available that can meet low-emission standards. What other specific action will the Scottish Government take to help drivers to upgrade vehicles and ensure that they are not forced to spend extortionate or unreasonable amounts in purchasing new ones or, worse still, forced out of the profession altogether?