Taxis: Licensing

Department for Transport written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to prohibit the practice of cross-border hiring by private hire vehicles; and if he will bring forward legislative proposals to introduce a statutory definition of cross-border hiring.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

At a Westminster Hall Debate last year, the Rt Hon John Hayes MP announced the formation of a Task and Finish group to consider any regulatory issues and remedies. The group’s remit includes considering a range of matters such as cross-border hiring of taxis and private hire vehicles.

The group is expected to submit its report shortly.

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