I rise to present a petition on behalf of 124 taxi drivers in Charnwood borough, five of whom I met on 5 January.
The petition states:
The petition of residents of Charnwood Borough,
Declares that the taxi drivers in Charnwood Borough Council seek an end to the practice of cross border contracting; further that taxi drivers in the area believe that this practice has affected the industry in a negative manner; further that cross border contracting poses a risk to public safety, takes work away from local drivers, is a crime that is difficult to prosecute and is the reason for a decline in the standard of service that the public expects.
The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to review its policies relating to cross border contracting.
And the petitioners remain, etc.