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No 'willy-nilly' issuing of licences

Transport Minister David Anderson is giving an assurance taxi licences won't be given out "willy nilly", a fear expressed yesterday by North Douglas MHK Bill Henderson.

The Road Transport Licensing Committee is to overturn a moratorium on issuing new taxi licences, throwing open the market to further competition.

It says it's worried applicants who have been waiting years for their cases to be heard could launch legal challenges on the grounds of undue delay.

Mr Anderson (pictured) says the RTLC has a framework to which it must operate, but he is pointing out the original intention had been to throw open the trade, and allow supply and demand to decide the number of operators needed:

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