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Boris Johnson: Black cab drivers could act as a transport service for NHS workers

Boris Johnson confirmed that ministers are considering asking black cab drivers to act as a transport service for NHS workers.

The Prime Minister made the comment in reply to a question from Broxbourne MP Charles Walker who said there was an "army of black cab drivers in and around London itching to get involved like the Spitfires in 1940".

Prime Minister, can we find a way if we need to get doctors and nurses safely across London to use these black cab drivers, not on the meter but perhaps on a contracted basis?

– Charles Walker, Conservative MP for Broxbourne

My honourable friend makes a superb point and indeed that has already been raised in our considerations. The black cab drivers are a fantastic service, they are an unsung service and I believe they can certainly rise to this challenge.

– Boris Johnson, Prime Minister