Commons Questions – deregulation act

Taxis: Licensing

Department for Transport written question – answered on 18th April 2016.

Julian Sturdy Conservative, York Outer

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the likelihood of private hire operators straddling licensing authorities in order to avoid more thorough licensing requirements under the Deregulation Act 2015.

Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Before these measures were introduced, the Department undertook an informal targeted consultation, which focused on key stakeholders such as national licencing associations, respected solicitors in the taxi and private hire industry and a union. The Department also conducted an impact assessment for this policy.