Taxis: CCTV

Department for Transport written question – answered on 7th March 2019.

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Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Labour, Houghton and Sunderland South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of CCTV installed in taxi and private hire vehicles on improving passenger safety.

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

The Department’s view is that the use of CCTV can provide a safer environment for the benefit of taxi and private hire vehicle passengers and drivers. The impact assessment that accompanies the Department’s consultation on statutory guidance for local licensing authorities considers in-vehicle CCTV and the costs and benefits of this. Benefits include improved passenger safety as the presence of CCTV is a deterrent to crime.

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