Below is part of the statement, recently released after tfl's December board meeting.
Contained within the release, Leon Daniels gave the following statement to the TfL Board with a summary of the position regarding Uber.
"Uber remains a licensed PH operator in London, fulfilling the requirements as set out in private hire legislation.
There have been various stories in the media about their activities and the sanctions applied in other countries and other jurisdictions. We note all of these, but the laws in those jurisdictions are different.
In one case, it was reported that Uber had shown, at a public event, the location of a famous personality in an Uber vehicle. This we regarded very seriously as a potential breach of privacy.
We took steps to immediately look into this and Uber London Ltd gave us an absolute assurance that no data about individuals was ever released."
Here Leon has clearly stated he is happy with how uber are fulfilling their requirements as a TfL licensed operator.
So Leon, are you of the opinion that it's ok for Uber drivers to wait by the M23, to be allocated a job outside their TfL licensed area, to pick up at gatwick?
Tweets below show Uber explaining how to book onto Gatwick system.
If TfL compliance were to do their job thoroughly, they would find Uber to have all trips from Gatwick on record.
The fact that cars are waiting to be hired (forming an illegal rank) outside their licensed area, with full knowledge of the company, would surely mean that Uber are knowingly contravening the conditions of their operators licence. If this were any other operator, it would certainly result in their PH operator's licence being immediately revoked.
Ok Leon, the eyes of the licensed Taxi and PH trades are fully on you.
Will you do the right thing, will you do your job, the job you get handsomely paid to do?
Or will you again show this company an unfair bias not normally extended to other PH or Licensed Taxi companies.