Charles Walker raises his concerns about the plight of licensed black cab drivers in London

Charles Walker raises his concerns about the plight of licensed black cab drivers in London and seeks to bring the issue to the attention of the new Mayor of London.

Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne) (Con)

On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. May I seek your urgent advice? I and others are very concerned about the plight of licensed black cab drivers in London, many of whom are my constituents—I believe many are your constituents. How can I bring my concerns best to the attention of the new Mayor of London?

Madam Deputy Speaker (Mrs Eleanor Laing)

I can honestly answer the hon. Gentleman by saying that that is sadly not a point of order for the Chair, but I wish it were a point of order for the Chair because I share his concerns. I no longer speak in this place on behalf of my constituents, but that does not mean that I do not work on their behalf. He and I share a very great concern about the point he has just made. I hope he will find a way, as other colleagues will, of asking questions or applying for debates in this place that will come to the attention of the new Mayor of London, whom we all hope will take the necessary action on this extremely important matter.

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