Councillors have been urged to press ahead with plans to make all taxis in Aberdeen wheelchair accessible.
Licensing committee member Councillor Michael Hutchison had put forward a motion calling on the city council to think again on the plans, which are due to come into force on June 6 next year.
But after agreeing to consider the legal implications behind such a move, officers have recommended members go ahead with the policy.
Cllr Hutchison had raised concerns from constituents that wheelchair accessible vehicles didn’t cater for the needs of all disabled people and could even cause problems.
A report by solicitor Ruth O’Hare, to go before members of the licensing committee, said the current policy remains the “best option” to improve access to taxis for wheelchair passengers and those with restricted mobility.
The report will go before members of the licensing committee on Wednesday.