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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-05more like thismore than 2015-06-05
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star 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 more like this
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 his policy is on taxis and private hire vehicles making additional charges for helping wheelchair users; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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Dr Paul Monaghan remove filter
star this property uin 1301 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport is committed to ensuring that everyone has the same access to transport services and opportunities to travel.</p><p> </p><p>Both taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) are a particularly valuable form of transport for people with disabilities and I would therefore strongly discourage the practice of making additional charges to assist a disabled passenger. I would remind all Taxi and PHV operators of their obligations under the Equality Act 2010.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2015-06-10T15:49:21.997Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-10T15:49:21.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-05more like thismore than 2015-06-05
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star 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 more like this
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 steps he is taking to ensure taxi and private hire drivers undergo disability awareness training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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Dr Paul Monaghan remove filter
star this property uin 1302 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-06-10
star this property answer text <p>Although there is no statutory requirement for Taxi and PHV drivers to undertake disability awareness training, the Department for Transport’s best practice guidance on Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing in England and Wales recommends local licensing authorities work with operators, drivers and trade bodies in their area to improve drivers’ awareness of the needs of disabled people. This includes encouraging their drivers to undertake disability awareness training. A separate licensing regime regulates taxi and private hire vehicles in Scotland and the Scottish Government publishes its own Best Practice guidance.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Law Commission recently undertook a wide ranging review of taxi and private hire legislation in England and Wales and published their final report and a draft Bill on 23 May 2014, in which it recommended mandatory disability awareness training for drivers. The Government will respond to the report shortly.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2015-06-10T15:55:09.32Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-10T15:55:09.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4383
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this