Taxis: Licensing

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 6 February 2024.

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Photo of Dan Carden Dan Carden Labour, Liverpool, Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to monitor the effectiveness of local taxi licensing authorities.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government provides guidance to taxi and private hire vehicle licensing authorities in England to assist them in exercising their licensing function https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/licensing-of-taxis-and-phvs-for-local-authorities-in-england

The Department for Transport uses its annual statistical survey of licensing authorities to help monitor uptake of the guidance.

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