On March 30 last year, Downing Street responded, in a letter sent on headed notepaper and signed by Nicolas Howard, assistant private secretary to Mr Cameron.
It was short, unequivocal, and to the point: ‘We do not hold information in relation to your request.’In other words, the prime minister’s office was saying it had no record, whatsoever, of any correspondence between Mr Korski and officials who worked for either Tf L or for Mr Johnson.
He also wanted to force all private hire firms to wait at least five minutes before accepting a booking and picking up a customer.
In response, Uber launched a petition, claiming that Mr Johnson's 'bureaucratic' proposals would make it harder and more expensive to travel around London.
Police figures also showed that rape or assault claims were being made about Uber's London drivers at a rate of one every 11 days.
Mr Johnson wanted to force all drivers to pass a written English test.
Anyone who is dissatisfied with an Fo I response is advised that they have the right to request an internal review about its handling.' However no further explanation was provided.
David Cameron's Downing Street was accused of a blatant cover-up last night over failed plans to crack down on Uber.
The ex-PM and George Osborne allegedly told aides to lobby Boris Johnson against curbs on the online taxi firm.
No emails, copies of letters, or notes of phone calls existed.
The letter was sent under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, which requires government officials – who are, of course, servants of the public – to answer all requests truthfully.