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Taxi Licences

Requested on
Fri 21st February, 2014
Reference
FOI 3980
Resolution
Information provided

Question

We are updating our records of Public & Private Hire Taxi Plate Holders Licensed by your local authority. As previously we are requesting you to supply us with name, address and postcode of these plate holders.
Please note we need details of plate holders only and not drivers who only hold a badge to drive.

Answer

Having completed this assessment we have concluded that parts of the information you have requested are exempt from disclosure under Section 40 of the Act and we will not, therefore, be able to supply it.
The attached spreadsheet shows all 49 private hire operators licensed under Charnwood Borough Council.  Where the business operating address of the companies concerned is held by the Council this has been included in the spreadsheet.
We have not included information which relates to a private individual or private address, and this also includes the names and addresses of Hackney Carriage drivers.
Where the information held is the private names and addresses of operators and drivers, we have concluded that this is exempt from disclosure under Sections 40(2) of the Act and we will not, therefore, be able to supply that part of it.
Section 40(2) of the Act covers personal data where the person requesting the information is not the data subject and disclosure of the information would breach one or more of the data protection principles in the Act. Personal data is defined in the Data Protection Act 1998 as data which relate to a living individual who can be identified-
(a) from those data, or
(b) from those data and other information which is in the possession of, or is likely to come into the possession of, the data controller.
Part of the information you requested identifies the names and home addresses of operators and drivers and thus provides personal information about them. It is the reasonable expectation of the people concerned that this information would not be disclosed in this way and in order not to breach the first Data Protection Principle, that the processing of personal information should be fair and lawful, the information has been redacted.

We can confirm there are currently 142 hackney vehicles and 223 private hire vehicles licensed by Charnwood Borough Council, with 172 hackney drivers and 285 private hire drivers.

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