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Taxis

Requested on
Tue 31st December, 2013
Reference
FOI 3741
Resolution
Information provided

Question

1a) How many hackney carriages did the authority inspect in 2013?

1b) How many were found to have defects in 2013?

1c) How many were found to have serious defects in 2013?

1d) How many were suspended from service in 2013?

2a) How many private hire vehicles did the authority inspect in 2013?

2b) How many were found to have defects in 2013?

2c) How many were found to have serious defects in 2013?

2d) How many were suspended from service in 2013?

3a) How many new hackney carriage licences were issued in 2013?

3b) How many new private hire vehicle licences were issued in 2013?

4) How many hackney carriage & private hire licensees currently hold a valid licence?

5) How many hackney carriage & private hire licensees have notified you that they have points on their driving licence?

If you have cannot split figures for hackney carriages and private hire vehicles, please provide a total for the two.

Answer

1a) How many hackney carriages did the authority inspect in 2013? 141

1b) How many were found to have defects in 2013? 38

1c) How many were found to have serious defects in 2013? 5 (Based on Officer assessment)

1d) How many were suspended from service in 2013? 62 (39 due to vehicle defects and/or accident damage, with remainder due to other issues e.g. problems with insurance etc)

2a) How many private hire vehicles did the authority inspect in 2013? 217

2b) How many were found to have defects in 2013? 23

2c) How many were found to have serious defects in 2013? 18 (Based on Officer assessment)

2d) How many were suspended from service in 2013? 94 (52 due to vehicle defects and/or accident damage, with remainder due to other issues e.g. problems with insurance etc)

3a) How many new hackney carriage licences were issued in 2013? 160 (this figure includes renewals, new vehicles and insurance replacement vehicles)

3b) How many new private hire vehicle licences were issued in 2013? 252 (this figure includes renewals, new vehicles and insurance replacement vehicles)

4) How many hackney carriage & private hire licensees currently hold a valid licence? 459

5) How many hackney carriage & private hire licensees have notified you that they have points on their driving licence? We do not record this figure as it forms part of the driver application/renewal process.

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