Notice of Motion - UBER Licensing
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
At the meeting of Council held on 14th December 2017, Members received a notice of motion calling on the Council to support the Transport for London in not re-licensing UBER’s private hire licence on public safety grounds and to urge Government to update legislation so driver standards are uniformed across the country.
This had been proposed by Councillor Terry and seconded by Councillor Cox.
1. That the Council supports Transport for London in not re-licensing UBER’s private hire licence on public safety grounds.
2. That the Council calls on the Government to update Taxi and Private Hire legislation so driver standards are uniformed across the country and Enforcement Officers are able to inspect all vehicles irrespective of what Borough they have been licensed in.
3. That the Council calls on the Government to introduce national databases so that Licensing Authorities can check if a driver or operator has ever been refused or had a licence revoked in another Borough for failing the ‘fit and proper’ test.
4. That it be noted that the Executive Member for Transport, Waste and Regulatory Services had recently met with the All Party Parliamentary Group to discuss the issues in relation to Taxi and Private Hire legislation.
Reasons for Decision
To respond to the notice of motion.
Note:- This is an Executive Function
Eligible for call-in to Place Scrutiny Committee
Executive Councillor:- Cox
Publication date: 12/01/2018
Date of decision: 09/01/2018
Decided at meeting: 09/01/2018 - Cabinet
Effective from: 20/01/2018
This decision has been called in by:
- Councillor Martin Terry who writes For consideration by the Place Scrutiny Committee"
- Councillor Ron Woodley who writes For consideration by the Place Scrutiny Committee"