Drugs: Organised Crime

Home Office written question – answered on 8th February 2019.

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Photo of Joan Ryan Joan Ryan Labour, Enfield North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent meetings his Department has had with representatives of (a) Addison Lee, (b) BlaBlaCar, (c) Gett, (d) HOPP (Taxify), (e) Kabee, (f) mytaxi and (g) other taxi, minicab and private hire vehicle companies on the county lines drug trade.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

Tackling county lines is a priority for this Government and to date we have rolled out a comprehensive package of communications and awareness raising activity with a range of key sectors, including transport partners.

However, specific engagement regarding county lines has taken place with the Licensed Private Hire Car Association, Uber, the National Institute of Licensing and National Association of Licensing Enforcement Officers.

In additional, materials have been shared with police forces and local authorities to disseminate to taxi companies as part of their engagement work on county lines activity.

To date there has been no engagement with Addison Lee, BlaBlaCar, Gett, HOPP (Taxify), Kabee or mytaxi.

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