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Passenger Safety And Private Hire Industry Regulation

EDM number 762 in 2014-15, proposed by Grahame Morris on 03/02/2015.
Categorised under the topic of Roads.

That this House is concerned that Smartphone apps such as Über are circumventing the law governing the taxi and minicab industry; supports the existing regulations whereby private hire vehicles (PHVs) may only pick up passengers when pre-booked rather than from a rank or in response to being hailed; recognises that such regulations provide passengers with important safety protections against unregulated drivers who have not undergone extensive criminal record and medical checks, or had to pass a formal taxi driving assessment like licensed taxi drivers; welcomes Transport for London's public opposition to any move to confuse the distinction between the two services; notes with concern that, in spite of this, Transport for London is failing to carry out its licensing and enforcement functions and is allowing PHVs to operate within the immediate hire market; believes that this is primarily due to the absence of a statutory definition of plying for hire; further believes that this will undermine public confidence in a safe and secure licensing regime and will ultimately undermine the viability of the current taxi service; and calls on the Government to bring forward urgent legislation which provides such a clear statutory definition to protect the distinction between taxis and PHVs.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Grahame Morris03/02/2015EasingtonLabourProposed
John McDonnell03/02/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn03/02/2015Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Ian Lavery03/02/2015WansbeckLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins03/02/2015Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Chris Williamson03/02/2015Derby NorthLabourSeconded
Paul Flynn03/02/2015Newport WestLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram04/02/2015Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell04/02/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson04/02/2015Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner04/02/2015BolsoverLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas04/02/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
David Anderson05/02/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Ian Mearns05/02/2015GatesheadLabourSigned
Graeme Morrice05/02/2015LivingstonLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley05/02/2015Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Liz McInnes05/02/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Jimmy Hood09/02/2015Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
Mike Hancock09/02/2015Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
John Robertson10/02/2015Glasgow North WestLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma11/02/2015Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Mary Glindon12/02/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
Martin Caton12/02/2015GowerLabourSigned
Michael Connarty12/02/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Katy Clark23/02/2015North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Kate Hoey23/02/2015VauxhallLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff25/02/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Teresa Pearce26/02/2015Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Andrew Love04/03/2015EdmontonLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi05/03/2015Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Andrew Rosindell05/03/2015RomfordConservativeSigned
Emily Thornberry17/03/2015Islington South and FinsburyLabourSigned
George Galloway24/03/2015Bradford WestRespectSigned

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