- Requested on
- Tue 22nd April, 2014
- FOI 4287
- Information provided
I have just tried to find l list of licenced taxi and private hire companies on your website bit the information does not seem to be available all I can find is how to become a driver or get a vehicle licensed. Taxis are not even listed on the a-z search. Can you either send me the hyperlink to the relevant page or send me a list of companies with their phone numbers. For the avoidance of doubt I am requesting this information under the Freedom of information Act
I have attached a list of private hire operators licensed by Charnwood Borough Council. Business telephone numbers for operators are not held.
The council license 142 hackney vehicles and 223 private hire vehicles, with 172 hackney drivers and 285 private hire drivers, however the names of individual drivers have not been supplied as this constitutes personal information which is exempt from disclosure under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act.
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.