Deregulation Bill — Clause 10 — Relaxation of Regulation on Private Hire Taxis — 23 Jun 2014 at 18:45
The majority of MPs voted to make the offence of driving a private hire vehicle without a private hire vehicle driver’s licence only apply where the vehicle in question is being used as a private hire vehicle; to establish standard three year licence periods for taxi drivers and five year licences for operators; and to permit subcontracting between taxi operators licenced in different districts.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 61, page 7, line 22, leave out Clause 10, Clause 11 and Clause 12.
The clauses in question are:
- 10 Private hire vehicles: circumstances in which driver’s licence required
Clause 10 amends the offence of driving a private hire vehicle without a private hire vehicle driver’s licence to only apply where the vehicle in question is being used as a private hire vehicle.
- 11 Taxis and private hire vehicles: duration of licences
Clause 11 establishes a standard duration of three years for taxi and private hire vehicle driver licences and a standard duration of five years for a private hire vehicle operator licence.
- 12 Private hire vehicles: sub-contracting
Clause 12 clarifies, and relaxes the law permitting private hire vehicle operators to sub-contract work to each other, allowing subcontracting between operators licensed in different districts.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||244 (+1 tell)||0||0||80.3%|
|Lab||0||200 (+2 tell)||0||78.3%|
|LDem||41 (+1 tell)||0||0||75.0%|