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Disabled Access Taxis

Volume 454: debated on Thursday 14 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many regions have licensing conditions which make requirements in relation to full disability access taxis. (108682)

There are 32 licensing areas in Scotland and 15 (47 per cent.) of these have conditions, specifications or policies in place regarding wheelchair- accessible taxis. There are 343 licensing authorities in England and Wales, and 43 (12 per cent.) of these have a mandatory policy for wheelchair accessible taxis.