An update from Nickie on her Pedicabs Bill.
Having completed the First Reading, my Pedicabs Regulation Bill is still waiting its Second Reading in the House of Commons. To become law, any Bill presented in the Commons needs to complete this process and you can find out more here.
The Bill failed to pass its Second Reading at the first attempt, after an intervention in the House of Commons. Another attempt at a Second Reading has been rescheduled a number of times, most recently for today. However, the Second Reading has again been postponed because, as part of its COVID-19 response, the Commons has passed a motion suspending sittings to hear Private Members Bills’ for the foreseeable future. I know you will agree with me that tackling COVID must remain the government's top priority.
I know how important greater regulation of Pedicabs is for so many people living and working in London and will continue to push for the Bill to be given the parliamentary time it needs. However, this is unlikely to be for some time and I understand that this will be disappointing for you. I will of course keep you informed.
Rest assured, I am determined to ensure that Pedicabs are regulated for the safety of those that use them and to minimise the disruption that some drivers cause.
Nickie Aiken MP
You can still show your support and encourage friends, family and work colleagues to back Nickie's campaign for pedicab regulation, by signing her online petition.