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Freedom of information request response - 05297

FOI request

FOI ID number
05297
Regarding
Taxi Licensing
Request

By ‘taxi driver’ I refer to all licensed taxi and private hire vehicles.

  1. How many taxi drivers are licensed with your local authority?
  2. How many of those taxi drivers work for Uber?
  3. How many taxi drivers licensed in your local authority have criminal convictions?
  4. For each driver, please list their criminal convictions.
  5. How many official letters have you received from the Police warning the local authority to suspend a driver’s licence? (In the last year.)
    1. Please stipulate what police force sent each letter.  
  6. Please attach all of the letters you have received in the past year from the police warning you to suspend their licence to drive a taxi/private-hire car. 

Our response

Response

By ‘taxi driver’ I refer to all licensed taxi and private hire vehicles.

  1. How many taxi drivers are licensed with your local authority?
    88 licensed hackney carriage drivers and 54 licensed private hire drivers.

  2. How many of those taxi drivers work for Uber?
    None.

  3. How many taxi drivers licensed in your local authority have criminal convictions?
    6 hackney carriage drivers and 4 private drivers.

  4. For each driver, please list their criminal convictions.
    1. Offence
    1 False entry on record sheet
    2 Theft
    3 Theft/ABH
    4 Offence under Sexual Offences Act 1985
    5 Arson/Assault/Failing to surrender to custody/Disorderly behaviour
    6 Assault/Damage to property/Battery
    7 ABH
    8 Assault
    9 ABH/Theft
    10 Possessing firearm/ammunition without certificate


  5. How many official letters have you received from the Police warning the local authority to suspend a driver’s licence? (In the last year.)
    None

    1. Please stipulate what police force sent each letter.
      N/A

  6. Please attach all of the letters you have received in the past year from the police warning you to suspend their licence to drive a taxi/private-hire car.
    N/A
Response date
11 May 2018