What exactly is Khan talking about when he answered David Kurtan at Mayors Question Time, saying "designed to ensure London remains the world leader in regulating taxi and private hire service"
Why has no one challenging Khans statement?
Who told him the regulators were world leaders?
London's Private Hire Trade (since the implementation of a Uber) has seen the statistics on PH driver rape and sexual assault go through the roof!
With PH road traffic accidents escalating at an extraordinary rate, we've seen insurance premiums skyrocket.
TfL have allowed an illegal operation to carry on in London for the last 6 years, while consciously discriminating against Licensed Taxi Drivers struggling to earn a living.
TfL have allowed an operation to continue knowing drivers had fake medicals, plus an alarming 13,000 drivers with fake criminal record DBS certificates.....how can Khan make his statement when he knows TfL have allowed this???
Hotels.com held a survey of the public around the world and it was the London Taxi trade voted the best in the world for eight years straight.....not the regulators who would feature somewhere close to the bottom.
What Khan should have said:
London has the best and most stringent regulated taxi service in the world... but with a virtually unregulated and unsafe private hire service which has been allowed by TfL to put public safety below profit.
TfL have purposely blurred the lines between Taxis and Private hire to dilute the complaints about rape, serious sexual assault, fraud, hacking and poor standard of driving.
It's alleged that TfL has purposely dragged down the best Taxi service in the world, with the intent on introducing a one tier system which they can then milk the life out of to fill the void in their £1bn budget deficit.
TAXI LEAKS EXTRA BIT : from Mark White.
Unreal answers back from the Mayor yo
Our questions asked by LCDC
Meeting: Mayor's Question Time
Date: Thursday, 16 November 2017
Reference: Question 2017/4382
Main question! from David Kurten
LCDC have levelled some serious allegations at TfL, alleging that there was an arrangement with Uber to streamline PH licences, and that "malfeasance" by a public body took place, with licences sold for mass profit, deliberately flooding the market, without considering the impact on driver's incomes, congestion and pollution. Have you investigated these allegations?
Answer: The Mayor
There has been no collusion with Uber. All taxi and private hire drivers must provide information proving they meet a range of strict criteria to ensure they are of good character. This includes an enhanced DBS check, information provided by the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency, and any other evidence provided to Transport for London.
Intervention to curb growing numbers of private hire vehicles and cross border hiring is necessary, but not possible under the current statutory framework. These issues are common to licensing authorities for taxi and private hire services across the country and I have called on the Government to bring forward legislation that applies nationally in order to provide an effective national solution.
Letter to David Kurten AM
From Mark White, (LCDC)
Could you please ask the Mayor if he has read the investigation into Taxi Licensing that appeared in The Times during May?
In an e-mail from Uber, dated the third of March 2015, Jo Bertram thanked TfL’s Surface Transport Management’s Leon Daniel’s and Peter Blake for meeting with her to help ‘best streamline the PCO licensing process’ and ‘pre-screened applications’. Does the Mayor still stand by his answer that “there has been no collusion with Uber”?
Given the evidence of ‘collusion’ and the number of improperly obtained Criminal Record & Background checks, will the Mayor now order an investigation into the way in which Uber ‘streamlined’ the application process, so that ALL Drivers are both ‘safe and suitable’ to hold Taxi & PH Licences?
Does the Mayor accept that many of the responses from TfL’s Taxi and PH Department have been at best misleading and often disingenuous, given the evidence that is beginning to emerge?
Does the Mayor agree that he is ‘Officer-led’ on his responses re: Taxi and Private Hire?