The Government’s response gives a broad indication of their position on the various issues raised in the consultation document and identifies areas where it consider that the Law Commission could usefully carry out further investigation or consideration before reaching a conclusion.
The Law Commission published an interim statement following its consultation relating to Taxi and Private Hire Services. The statement outlines the key decisions the Commission have reached following consultation, but before publishing the full final report and proposed Law Commission draft Bill.
Private Hire vehicles, drivers and operators were first licensed in 1976 and are different from Hackney Carriages. Private Hire vehicles, unlike Hackney Carriages, cannot ply for hire or be hailed down. As the name suggests, these types of vehicles and drivers must be pre-booked and dispatched by a licensed Private Hire operator.