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Licensing

Requested on
Fri 22nd June, 2012
Reference
FOI 2066
Resolution
Information provided

Question

please provide the information detailed below relating to fires that have occurred in licensed hackney carriages and private hire vehicles, for each of the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012:

1. how many fires have occurred in the following types of licensed vehicles (if the answer is nil then please provide a nil response):
a) Hackney carriages
b) Private hire vehicles

2. does your licensing authority require fire extinguishers to be carried in licensed vehicles, if so, please provide the details of the type and size of fire extinguisher that is required (an extract of the licence condition will be satisfactory).

3. in the last four years has your licensing authority consulted with or requested information either formally or informally from any fire authority as to whether or not fire extinguishers should be provided in licensed vehicles, if so, please provide copies of all documents, emails and letters and other correspondence relating to this issue.

4. If your local authority has amended its policy relating to fire extinguishers in licensed vehicles in the last four years please provide a copy of the report/s (or if the document/s are published on the council website a link to the committee / decision report/s will suffice).

Answer

1.  How many fires have occurred in the following types of licensed vehicles (if the answer is nil then please provide a nil response):
a)        Hackney carriages - 0
b)        Private hire vehicles - 0
2.  Does your licensing authority require fire extinguishers to be carried in licensed vehicles, if so, please provide the details of the type and size of fire extinguisher that is required (an extract of the licence condition will be satisfactory).  - We require fire extinguishers to be carried and they must be at least 1kg dry powder or CO2, with a gauge
3.            in the last four years has your licensing authority consulted with or requested information either formally or informally from any fire authority as to whether or not fire extinguishers should be provided in licensed vehicles, if so, please provide copies of all documents, emails and letters and other correspondence relating to this issue. – No
4.            If your local authority has amended its policy relating to fire extinguishers in licensed vehicles in the last four years please provide a copy of the report/s (or if the document/s are published on the council website a link to the committee / decision report/s will suffice).  – N/A

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