Taxis APPG

First Registered: 21/07/2016 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To support and promote the interests of the taxi trade in parliament.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Taxis

1. Taxi and private hire vehicle statistics, England: 2019
25/09/2019 - Department for Transport
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Found: releaseThis statistical release presents information on taxis and private hire vehicles in England as at 31

2. Opportunities to maximise the benefits of motorcycle and three-wheeler taxis in rural Africa, Policy Brief
10/01/2020 - Department for International Development
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Found: three-wheeler taxis in rural Africa Key policy implications · Banning motorcycle and three-wheeler taxis does

3. Enhancing understanding on safe motorcycle and three-wheeler use for rural transport, Final Report
10/01/2020 - Department for International Development
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Found: 1 The Importance and Popularity of Motorcycle Taxis ................................ ............

4. Enhancing understanding on safe motorcycle and three-wheeler use for rural transport, Country Report: Ghana
10/01/2020 - Department for International Development
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Found: Disbenefits of Motorcycle and Three - Wheeler Taxis ................................ ............

5. Enhancing understanding on safe motorcycle and three-wheeler use for rural transport, Country Report: Uganda
10/01/2020 - Department for International Development
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Found: Disbenefits of Motorcycle and Three - Wheeler Taxis ................................ ............

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Taxis

1. Air Quality (Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles Database) (England and Wales) Regulations 2019
11/04/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: Wales to supply certain information relating to taxis and private hire vehicles—PHVs—that have been licensed - Speech Link

2. Taxi and Private Hire Licensing
13/11/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: technologies and huge numbers of private hire vehicles and taxis on our streets. I do not think everyone quite realises - Speech Link
2: something about accessibility issues. Our London taxis have a fantastic record: all 21,000 are wheelchair-accessible - Speech Link
3: Sheffield have very high licensing standards for our taxis, with CCTV required in Rotherham. However, operators - Speech Link
4: number of a incidents between the private hire taxis and drivers from Uber—let us be frank about that - Speech Link
5: forward to make the changes necessary to improve taxis across the UK.I will focus my remarks fairly - Speech Link
6: as chair of the all-party parliamentary group on taxis. This is a particularly important issue for my constituency; - Speech Link

3. Finance (No. 3) Bill (Seventh sitting)
06/12/2018 - Public Bill Committees

1: vehicles such as taxis. Indeed, measures in the Bill support the uptake of ultra low emission taxis. We took - Speech Link
2: relating to clause 58, on vehicle excise duty and taxis capable of zero emissions. The clause seems to rectify - Speech Link
3: encourage the uptake of electric vehicles, specifically taxis.That is particularly pertinent as local regulations - Speech Link

4. Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Reform
03/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: these oblige uncompromising determination to make taxis and PHVs safe for all.”Many of the recommendations - Speech Link
2: through his chairmanship of the all-party group on taxis, of which you, Madam Deputy Speaker, are also a - Speech Link
3: delighted that the hon. Gentleman is meeting the taxis Minister shortly to discuss these issues, and that - Speech Link

5. Clean Air
03/09/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: use of electric propulsion systems in buses and taxis; and for connected purposes.The story of—[Interruption - Speech Link
2: they have done to our clean air.Buses and taxis should be a particular focus, because they are often - Speech Link

6. Taxi Trade
18/07/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: future.The all-party parliamentary group on taxis, which I am proud to chair, was founded with that - Speech Link
2: problem of:“Cross-border hiring and control of taxis coming into our area. We cannot set the standards - Speech Link
3: insurance, which has already been referred to. All taxis and private hire vehicles are required to hold hire - Speech Link
4: payment machines have been put in the back of black taxis. Drivers in my constituency feel more vulnerable - Speech Link
5: report. As a vice-chair of the all-party group on taxis, I would love to take lots of credit for the report - Speech Link
6: Wratten, who works for Cambridge City Licensed Taxis and represents the taxi drivers working from the - Speech Link

7. Licensing of Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill
02/02/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: some high-profile cases in which drivers have used taxis or private hire vehicles to abuse vulnerable people - Speech Link
2: park for Ilkeston station is in Broxtowe and the taxis drop people off in Erewash. Does the hon. Gentleman - Speech Link
3: tools they need to better protect passengers using taxis and private hire vehicles in their areas. It requires - Speech Link
4: issue and commits to further legislative work on taxis and private hire vehicles. Time is tight, so I will - Speech Link
5: obtain a licence to drive private hire vehicles or taxis, people have to show that they are of good character - Speech Link
6: their right to have licensing regimes, whether for taxis and private hire vehicles or for other purposes - Speech Link

8. Disability Equality Training (Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Drivers) Bill
18/11/2016 - Commons Chamber

1: someone when providing a service. This applies to taxis and private hire vehicles as much as any other service - Speech Link
2: of taxis and private hire vehicles. The Law Commission confirmed this in its 2013 review of taxis and - Speech Link
3: that my hon. Friend has said. They tell me that taxis are essential to disabled people’s independence - Speech Link
4: She told me:“I’ve been refused access to taxis because of my guide dog. It’s not my choice to have - Speech Link
5: asked to pay extra for their dogs to be carried in taxis. That is completely unacceptable, but the law is - Speech Link
6: such as Uber. That is an important point. Black taxis would fall within the scope of the Bill, as drafted - Speech Link
7: District Council. Its website explains:“Taxis are an invaluable means of door to door transport - Speech Link

9. Pedicabs (London)
23/01/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: group on taxis, on which I also serve. Although we do not always agree on the solutions for taxis and private - Speech Link

10. Taxi Licensing Regulations
04/05/2016 - Commons Chamber

1: the current legislation.The licensing of taxis and private hire vehicles, drivers and operators - Speech Link
2: within which local licensing authorities license taxis and private hire vehicles, responsibility for licensing - Speech Link
3: to engage taxis and private hire vehicles. Smartphone booking apps are now available for taxis and private - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Taxis
1. Taxis
asked by: Jim Cunningham
24/10/2019
...What steps his Department is taking to improve the (a) safety and (b) regulation of taxis.

2. Taxis
asked by: Wes Streeting
07/10/2019
... what representations he has received on the need for regulatory reform in the taxi and private hire industry.

3. Taxis
asked by: Wes Streeting
08/07/2019
... what his timescale is for bringing forward legislative proposals to reform the taxi and private hire industry.

4. Taxis
asked by: Lord Fox
12/12/2018
... they have had to this end.

5. Taxis
asked by: Wes Streeting
15/10/2018
... published in September 2018.

Latest Questions
8 Current APPG Officers
Wes Streeting Portrait
Wes Streeting
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Ilford North
Joined: 21st July 2016
Charles Walker Portrait
Charles Walker
Vice Chair
Conservative - Broxbourne
Joined: 21st July 2016
3 APPG Memberships
Angling , Chalk Streams , Zoos and Aquariums
Neil Coyle Portrait
Neil Coyle
Treasurer
Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Wes Streeting MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6132.

Email: wes.streeting.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

APPG on Taxis Secretariat, c/o Newington Communications, 96 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0BE. Tel: 020 7234 3663

Email: appgtaxis@newingtoncomms.co.uk

Secretariat:

Newington Communications acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.newingtoncomms.co.uk/

Group's Website:

https://appgtaxis.org/

Benefits in Kind
Date
15 Jan 2020
Source
Newington Communications
Description
Newington Communications is paid by Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, London Electric Vehicle Company, and Free Now to act as the group's secretariat   From : 15/01/2020 To : 14/01/2021
Value
£30,001
Date
5 Sep 2018
Source
Newington Communications
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/09/2018 To : 04/09/2019
Value
£34,501
Date
4 Jul 2016
Source
Newington
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/07/2016 To : 03/07/2017
Value
£25,501
Date
4 Jul 2016
Source
Newington
Description
Newington is funded by Licensed Taxi Driver Association, Hailo, and Gett to act as the group's secretariat   From : 04/07/2016 To : 03/07/2017
Value
£25,501
Date
4 Jul 2016
Source
Bellenden
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/07/2016 To : 03/07/2017
Value
£25,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Taxis APPG

Former APPG Officers
Paul Scully Portrait
Paul Scully
Vice Chair
Conservative - Sutton and Cheam
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
Joan Ryan Portrait
Joan Ryan
Vice Chair
The Independent Group for Change - Former Member for Enfield North
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Stephen Doughty Portrait
Stephen Doughty
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Cardiff South and Penarth
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Mohammad Yasin Portrait
Mohammad Yasin
Vice Chair
Labour - Bedford
Joined: 10th October 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Tom Brake Portrait
Tom Brake
Treasurer
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Carshalton and Wallington
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Charles Walker Portrait
Charles Walker
Vice Chair
Conservative - Broxbourne
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 11th September 2019
3 APPG Memberships
Angling , Chalk Streams , Zoos and Aquariums
Theresa Villiers Portrait
Theresa Villiers
Vice Chair
Conservative - Chipping Barnet
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 29th August 2018