Request ID: FOI-1940-2122 Date published: 29 December 2021
Since responding with FOI (ref: 0546-2122-73) I would request the following update.
What is now the total number of Inner London/Greater London MP's (72 in total) that have contacted TfL regarding the safety & regulation of the use of E Scooters on London/Greater London roads & streets?
Please list those MP's who have been in correspondence/contact with TfL over the concerns.
Our Ref: FOI-1940-2122
Thank you for your request received on 29 November 2021 asking for information about correspondence received regarding the safety and regulation of escooters. Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require. We have run an automated search of all emails held in our email archive for the TfL email account used for correspondence with MPs for anything mentioning the phrase “escooter” received from or sent to an email address containing “@parliament.uk“ . This search has shown that in the last seven years, TfL has received correspondence from the following MPs about escooters: Felicity Buchan MP Steve Reed MP Neil Coyle MP Emily Thornberry MP Sarah Olney MP Greg Hands MP Ed Davey MP Clive Efford MP Matthew Pennycook MP Stephen Timms MP
As noted in our previous response, the Department for Transport is principally responsible for the regulation of escooters in the UK, and so that body may be the more likely place for receipt of correspondence about those regulations. If this is not the information you are looking for please feel free to contact me. Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.
Gemma Jacob Senior FOI Case Officer FOI Case Management Team General Counsel Transport for London