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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Disability remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to introduce mandatory disability equality training for (a) minicab and (b) taxi drivers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 267194 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>I know that disability awareness training can provide taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers with the skills, knowledge and confidence to give disabled passengers the assistance they need, and am clear that licensing authorities should use their existing powers to require drivers to complete it.</p><p> </p><p>On 12<sup>th</sup> February the Government published its response to the report of the Chair of the Task and Finish Group on Taxis and PHV licensing, indicating its intention to introduce mandatory disability awareness training as part of National Minimum Standards when Parliamentary time allows.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T09:15:49.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T09:15:49.2Z
star this property answering member
4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
star this property tabling member
478
unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1133365
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Disability remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timescale is for bringing forward legislative proposals to make disability equality training mandatory for taxi and minicab drivers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 266651 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>I know that disability awareness training can provide taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers with the skills, knowledge and confidence to give disabled passengers the assistance they need, and am clear that licensing authorities should use their existing powers to require drivers to complete it.</p><p> </p><p>On 12<sup>th</sup> February the Government published its response to the report of the Chair of the Task and Finish Group on Taxis and PHV licensing, indicating its intention to introduce mandatory disability awareness training as part of National Minimum Standards when Parliamentary time allows.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T15:18:52.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:18:52.5Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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298
unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1079441
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Disability remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing mandatory disability equality training for licensed taxicab and minicab drivers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 227079 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
star this property answer text <p>Effective disability awareness and equality training can give transport staff, including taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers, the knowledge, skills and confidence to provide disabled passengers with the assistance they need.</p><p> </p><p>On the 12<sup>th</sup> February the Government responded to the report of the chair of the Task and Finish Group on Taxi and PHV licensing, confirming its support for mandating disability awareness training for taxi and PHV drivers as part of National Minimum Standards, and committing to bringing forward legislation when Parliamentary time allows.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-03-06T16:15:15.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-06T16:15:15.763Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
1064326
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Disability remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking steps to raise awareness of the mechanisms by which disabled people can report discrimination in the event of being refused access to a taxi or private hire vehicle. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 223800 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
star this property answer text <p>It is illegal for taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers to refuse the carriage of passengers with assistance dogs, and I am clear that they must comply with the law.</p><p> </p><p>Responsibility for investigating allegations of discriminatory behaviour and, where appropriate, prosecuting drivers, rests with the respective local licensing authorities, and each will have its own procedure for the reporting of incidents.</p><p> </p><p>We are however committed to understanding refusal incidents more clearly, and will shortly begin research on the reasons why they occur and what further steps might be taken to eradicate them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T14:12:44.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T14:12:44.857Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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4046
unstar this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
1064327
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Disability remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to encourage licensing authorities to provide mandatory disability equality training on the rights and needs of disabled passengers for taxi and private hire vehicle drivers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 223801 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
star this property answer text <p>I know that disability awareness training can provide taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers with the skills, knowledge and confidence to give disabled passengers the assistance they need, and am clear that licensing authorities should use their existing powers to require drivers to complete it.</p><p> </p><p>On 12<sup>th</sup> February the Government published its response to the report of the Chair of the Task and Finish Group on Taxi and PHV Licensing, indicating its intention to introduce mandatory disability awareness training as part of National Minimum Standards when Parliamentary time allows.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T14:06:17.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T14:06:17.123Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
star this property tabling member
4046
unstar this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
1052462
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Disability remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department has issued to private hire and other licensed taxi drivers to support disabled passengers (a) with and (b) without guide dogs, and whether he has plans to review that guidance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 215599 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>Responsibility for ensuring that taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers understand the rights and requirements of disabled passengers, including through effective training and communication, rests with respective local licensing authorities.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers are considering the report of the Chair of the Task and Finish Group on Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing, including the recommendation that disability awareness training should be mandatory in all areas. A Government response will be issued in due course.</p><p> </p><p>We are also undertaking research to understand why disabled people sometimes still face discriminatory behaviour when using taxis and PHVs, and to identify what further steps could be taken so that every disabled passenger can travel with confidence.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T14:53:01.513Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T14:53:01.513Z
star this property answering member
4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
star this property tabling member
4604
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
1052315
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Disability remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to introduce mandatory disability equality training for taxi drivers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
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Sir Michael Fallon more like this
star this property uin 215062 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
star this property answer text <p>Taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) provide a vital service for many disabled people. However, as of March last year, only 38% of licensing authorities required drivers to complete disability awareness and equality training; I would urge the remainder to use their existing licensing powers to ensure that all taxi and PHV drivers have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide every passenger with the assistance they require.</p><p> </p><p>This year we intend to consult on revised best practice guidance for taxi and PHV licensing authorities which will recommend that authorities require drivers to complete disability awareness and equality training and take robust action against those found to have discriminated against disabled passengers.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers are also considering the recommendations made in the report of the Chair of the Task and Finish Group on Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing, including the introduction of mandatory disability equality and awareness training. A Government response will be issued in due course.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-02-08T11:30:48.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T11:30:48.723Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
1051391
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Disability remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his department plans to take to offer disability training to private hire drivers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
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Royston Smith more like this
star this property uin 214606 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
star this property answer text <p>Taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) provide a vital service for many disabled people. However, as of March 2018, only 38% of licensing authorities required drivers to complete disability awareness and equality training; I would urge the remainder to use their existing licensing powers to ensure that all taxi and PHV drivers have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide every passenger with the assistance they require.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers are considering the recommendations made in the report of the Chair of the Task and Finish Group on Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing, including those intended to improve accessibility. A Government response will be issued in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-02-08T11:22:41.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T11:22:41.37Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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4478
unstar this property label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1051399
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Disability remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of refusals given to disabled passengers wishing to use private hire vehicles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
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Royston Smith more like this
star this property uin 214607 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
star this property answer text <p>The Disabled Persons’ Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) have a statutory duty to advise Ministers on the transport needs of disabled passengers, and we have discussed with them the challenges that disabled people face when using taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs).</p><p> </p><p>Responsibility for enforcing the law on the carriage of wheelchair users and assistance dog owners rests with local licensing authorities however, and the Department does not collate data on service refusals.</p><p> </p><p>Illegal discrimination against disabled passengers is entirely without justification and I urge authorities to take robust action against any taxi or PHV driver failing to fulfil their legal duty.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-02-08T12:26:46.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T12:26:46.69Z
star this property answering member
4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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4478
unstar this property label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1050569
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Disability remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the level of discrimination experienced by disabled people when travelling by taxi. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
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Rosie Cooper more like this
star this property uin 213996 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
star this property answer text <p>The Disabled Persons’ Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) have a statutory duty to advise Ministers on the transport needs of disabled passengers, and we have discussed with them the challenges that disabled people face when using taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs).</p><p> </p><p>Ministers are considering the recommendations made in the report of the Chair of the Task and Finish Group on Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing, including those intended to improve accessibility. A Government response will be issued in due course.</p><p> </p><p>We also intend to commission research to understand more clearly the experience of passengers who have been refused service by taxi and PHV drivers on account of using a wheelchair or assistance dog, and the levers available to Government to help eliminate such unacceptable behaviour.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T12:14:01.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T12:14:01.71Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this