§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what arrangements his Department makes for the regulation of private hire vehicle companies employed by local authorities to transport(a) adults and (b) children with (i) autism and (ii) other disabilities. 
§ Mr. Ivan Lewis
I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given by the Under-Secretary of State for Transport, the hon. Member for Plymouth, Devonport (Mr. Jamieson) on 31 March 2003,Official Report, column 517W.