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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:52 am 
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The DFT have recently advised the Scottish Government of the position with regard to implementation of these provisions. Details are as follows:

• Section 160: Westminster advise that they do not intend to commence section 160 and as a consequence sections 162,163 and 164 of the 2010 Act. These sections essentially require all taxis to meet certain accessibility standards, which would be set in regulations. This decision confirms the policy direction announced following the DFT consultation on the way forward on taxi accessibility. DFT have also confirmed that they still intend to undertake a research project about taxi accessibility, although it will be a more modest project than the “demonstration schemes” originally envisaged in the 2009 consultation.
• Sections 165, and 167: Government Ministers are still considering their commencement strategy. DFT will advise stakeholders when they are a little clearer about what is happening with these sections and accompanying guidance.

We are assured that the Scottish Government will continue to liaise with the DFT on the matter of implementation of the Equality Act provisions for taxi accessibility and will keep Scottish stakeholders informed of developments.


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The DFT have recently advised the Scottish Government of the position with regard to implementation of these provisions. Details are as follows:

• Section 160: Westminster advise that they do not intend to commence section 160 and as a consequence sections 162,163 and 164 of the 2010 Act. These sections essentially require all taxis to meet certain accessibility standards, which would be set in regulations. This decision confirms the policy direction announced following the DFT consultation on the way forward on taxi accessibility. DFT have also confirmed that they still intend to undertake a research project about taxi accessibility, although it will be a more modest project than the “demonstration schemes” originally envisaged in the 2009 consultation.
• Sections 165, and 167: Government Ministers are still considering their commencement strategy. DFT will advise stakeholders when they are a little clearer about what is happening with these sections and accompanying guidance.

We are assured that the Scottish Government will continue to liaise with the DFT on the matter of implementation of the Equality Act provisions for taxi accessibility and will keep Scottish stakeholders informed of developments.



And what precisely does that all mean in laymans language....??


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The DFT have recently advised the Scottish Government of the position with regard to implementation of these provisions. Details are as follows:

• Section 160: Westminster advise that they do not intend to commence section 160 and as a consequence sections 162,163 and 164 of the 2010 Act. These sections essentially require all taxis to meet certain accessibility standards, which would be set in regulations. This decision confirms the policy direction announced following the DFT consultation on the way forward on taxi accessibility. DFT have also confirmed that they still intend to undertake a research project about taxi accessibility, although it will be a more modest project than the “demonstration schemes” originally envisaged in the 2009 consultation.
• Sections 165, and 167: Government Ministers are still considering their commencement strategy. DFT will advise stakeholders when they are a little clearer about what is happening with these sections and accompanying guidance.

We are assured that the Scottish Government will continue to liaise with the DFT on the matter of implementation of the Equality Act provisions for taxi accessibility and will keep Scottish stakeholders informed of developments.



And what precisely does that all mean in laymans language....??



All those councils up here who insisted that all cabs be WA have got it wrong

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Were did you get this Tone?

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Were did you get this Tone?

And when it is dated?

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Is the DDA still alive or now defunct due to the equality bill?????????
If its now not relevant could owners at the moment until the new bill is set in stone buy any vehicle they want?????

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Is the DDA still alive or now defunct due to the equality bill?????????
If its now not relevant could owners at the moment until the new bill is set in stone buy any vehicle they want?????



The DDA was superseded by the Equality Act.

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Is the DDA still alive or now defunct due to the equality bill?????????
If its now not relevant could owners at the moment until the new bill is set in stone buy any vehicle they want?????



The DDA was superseded by the Equality Act.

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So that means, councils at the moment cannot force owners to buy a WAV until the bill is set in stone. (if it will ever be)

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So that means, councils at the moment cannot force owners to buy a WAV until the bill is set in stone. (if it will ever be)


Can you tell me how you draw that conclusion?

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Councils can continue to suit themselves, as they have been doing for years.

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Well CC the way I see it under the DDA many councils jumped the gun and forced owners to buy a WAV,
Under the equality bill yet to be finalised owners could if they wish buy any vehicle of there choice as no set rule has been set into place.
So in a nut shell the doors are now wide open again so get in there get the vehicle you want before the door closes again

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Well CC the way I see it under the DDA many councils jumped the gun and forced owners to buy a WAV,

They didn't jump the gun, they decided via their democratic mandate to adopt a policy.

It wasn't the DDA that forced them, it was their option made available via the 1847 and 1976 acts.

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This Equality Bill seems to have dragged on for ever, I bet if it were a Parliamentary pay rise it would have been done and dusted a week after its conception. :?


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This Equality Bill seems to have dragged on for ever, I bet if it were a Parliamentary pay rise it would have been done and dusted a week after its conception. :?

The Equality Bill is no-more it's an Act.

Will the % section ever be adopted, who knows?

But if the Law Commission have their way then it will never be needed.

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But if the Law Commission have their way then it will never be needed.


I dont know.....the bit about airports would be fun.

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