In yesterday's meeting between Sir Peter Hendy and the GLA transport committee, it's been alleged Hendy made a couple of statements which if proven to be incorrect, could eventually compromised his highly paid position at TfL.
Hendy was asked why Uber had been licensed, in the face of controversy over the way the fare is calculate. He answered that TfL had taken advice from an eminent QC who had stated that in his opinion the device Uber used to calculate the fare was not a meter.
He was asked who signed this advice and he replied he had forgotten the QC's name.
Assembly member Tom Copley asked Peter Hendy if he would publish the legal advice TfL received re Uber, showing the name of the eminent QC who gave it. Hendy said he would if he can, (meaning if there is no legal reason against doing so)
Late last night, it was alleged by a Radio Circuit Tweet, that they've been told the QC involved is Martin Chamberlain QC (unconfirmed), a prominent human rights QC and not an expert in Taxi Law.
Sir Peter also said he had recently booked a Hailo Taxi using their app. He explained Hailo had informed him they couldn't send him a Taxi, as none were available and instead they offered him a mini cab. He accepted and said the driver used an iPhone to calculate the fare.
As a result of that trip, TfL have since written to Hailo, asking for into about how the fare was calculated.
Immediately after the meeting Hailo put out this statement on their Blog: