The Department of Transport has been questioned on the status of the statutory guidance.
During the Topical Questions sessions on transport in the House of Commons on 30th January 2020, Wes Streeting, Labour MP for Ilford North asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport, Nusrat Ghani MP:
“Given that nearly three years have passed since the all-party parliamentary group on taxis laid out the case for reform of legislation governing the taxi and private hire industry, and a year has passed since the Government accepted that case, when can we finally expect them to legislate for the reform we need?”
In response, Ms Ghani said: “We put together a task and finish group to ensure that taxi services up and down the country are far more equal in their service, while providing security and safety for passengers. We will be issuing statutory taxi and private hire standards shortly. Having had many conversations with the hon. Member, I think he can be quite confident that most of the issues raised will be addressed.”