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Taxis: Disability

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 1301, tabled on 5 June 2015

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.

Answered on

10 June 2015

The Department for Transport is committed to ensuring that everyone has the same access to transport services and opportunities to travel.

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.

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