MPs back taxi probe by transport committeeNov 22, 2010
Mark Lancaster and Iain Stewart have received a string of complaints from local taxi operators and their representatives about cross-border activity by operators from neighbouring boroughs.
The Transport Select Committee, of which Milton Keynes South MP Mr Stewart is a member, is interested in particular 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.
Mr Stewart (pictured) said: “It is important to look carefully at this issue to ensure that there is a level-playing field for operators in Milton Keynes and that passenger safety comes first. I am looking forward to reviewing all the evidence and quizzing witnesses early in the New Year.”
Mr Lancaster, who represents Milton Keynes North, added: “After months of campaigning to address this complex issue I am pleased it is finally being scrutinised by the select committee. Though there are no simple solutions, I look forward to their recommendations.
"I hope this will help us move towards the resolution of an issue that has warranted scores of complaints in Milton Keynes.”
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