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Taxi Info

Requested on
Fri 24th January, 2014
Reference
FOI 3849
Resolution
Information provided

Question

1 If an operator makes a check with the licensing office to check if a driver has renewed his badge at the time of licence expiry will you provide this information to the operator. This would relate to a driver that works for the operator making
2 If an operator makes a check to see if a private hire vehicle licence has been renewed at the time of licence expiry will the licensing office confirm whether or not the licence has been renewed. This would apply to a vehicle licence that is operated by the operator asking the question.

3 does the council keep a centralised log of its taxi licensing enforcement activity so that statistics and details of enforcement can be easily accessed.

In relation to question 1 and 2 I suppose I am asking does the council share certain information in relation to public safety.

Answer

1 If an operator makes a check with the licensing office to check if a driver has renewed his badge at the time of licence expiry will you provide this information to the operator. This would relate to a driver that works for the operator making
Yes, we would provide information to confirm a Driver has valid Private Hire Drivers Licence.

2 If an operator makes a check to see if a private hire vehicle licence has been renewed at the time of licence expiry will the licensing office confirm whether or not the licence has been renewed. This would apply to a vehicle licence that is operated by the operator asking the question.
Yes, we would also provide confirmation when requested to confirm a vehicle has a current valid Licence in Place.

3 does the council keep a centralised log of its taxi licensing enforcement activity so that statistics and details of enforcement can be easily accessed.
The Council does undertake enforcement checks and activities that are recorded by officers. Where enforcement action is taken these are recorded on the relevant file and on the database. The general checks are currently not recorded centrally

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