Taxis: Disability

Department for Transport written question – answered on 1st November 2019.

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Photo of Thelma Walker Thelma Walker Labour, Colne Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's timescale is for bringing forward legislation to ensure that disability equality training for taxi drivers becomes mandatory.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Government Whip

The Government is taking robust action and will introduce National Minimum Standards including mandatory disability awareness training when Parliamentary time allows. In 2020 we plan to consult on revised best practice guidance for local licensing authorities, including strengthened recommendations on the provision of disability awareness training for drivers.

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