MPs back taxi probe by transport committee

Nov 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.”

Short written submissions should be sent no later than December 20 to transev@parliament.uk

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