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Improving Access to Taxis: Consultation Publication

Volume 707: debated on Monday 2 February 2009


My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Paul Clark) has made the following Ministerial Statement.

The Department for Transport has today published a consultation document which explores ways of improving access to taxis by disabled people. The document looks at a number of approaches and is accompanied by an impact assessment.

Taxis are an important part of the public transport system and provide many people with a way of accessing employment, educational and social opportunities that otherwise may not be available. This consultation looks at ways of improving access, so that disabled people can make the most of these opportunities.

The document is available on the department’s website. Copies have been placed in the House library.