A new enquiry by MPs into the licensing of taxis and Private Hire vehicles “could” be extended to cover taxi and mini cabs in London.
Last week the House of Commons Transport Committee announced an investigation into the licensing of taxis and private hire vehicles, saying it was particularly interested “in cross-border hire problems caused by private hire vehicles picking up passengers on a large scale outside of the area in which they are licensed.”
A spokesperson for the Committee has confirmed that the Committee “hasn’t ruled out London”, adding that “whether they look at the situation in London will depend on the written evidence we receive.”
The committee is asking for written evidence on cross-border hire and other issues relating to taxi and private hire vehicles, including matters concerning passenger safety. Written evidence should be submitted by Monday 20 December 2010 and can be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.