Charles Walker calls for a Parliamentary debate on the London licensed taxi trade

Charles Walker calls for a Parliamentary debate on the London licensed taxi trade who offer a lot more to London and their community than Uber does.

Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne) (Con)

May we have a debate on the London licensed taxi trade? Black cab drivers in my constituency offer a lot more to London and their community than Uber does.

Chris Grayling

My hon. Friend makes an important point. Of course, in a free market London taxi drivers do face challenges, but I believe they are the best in the world and bring something of immense value to our city. I do not believe that in anything that any of us does in politics, at this level or at a London level, would we ever wish to jeopardise their future.

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