Lords vote on reduced taxi regulation criticised by Labour and charities

Lords vote on reduced taxi regulation criticised by Labour and charities
Safety campaigners and shadow transport secretary say allowing booked taxi firms to subcontract puts women in danger

Plans to loosen laws regulating taxis will be voted on in the House of Lords on Tuesday amid warnings from safety campaigners that passengers will be put at risk.

The changes would allow taxi firms to subcontract bookings to other operators, and end the annual renewal of licenses.

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Source: Guardian Transport

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/20/lords-vote-reduced-taxi-regulation-criticised-by-labour-charities