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Questions regarding taxi licensing

Request Description

1/ Can you please confirm how many of the below applications you process each year?

Hackney carriage (taxi) drivers licence
Hackney carriage (taxi) licence
Private hire drivers licence
Private hire operators licence
Private hire vehicle (minicab) licence

2/ Can you please confirm if you share/ validate any of the information supplied as part of this process with external parties other than the applicant?

3/ Can you confirm the system (i.e. bespoke IT system, manual/ paper based, post/ email etc.) used to processed these applications?

4/ Can you confirm how application information is stored (and for how long) once an application is processed?

Request Date16 March 2016
Requested byIndividual
Released Date  

4 April 2016    

Response

1/ Can you please confirm how many of the below applications you process each year?

It varies from year to year.

Hackney carriage (taxi) drivers licence        290 (Dual drivers)
Hackney carriage (taxi) licence                  257
Private hire drivers licence                        51
Private hire operators licence                     28
Private hire vehicle (minicab) licence          57

2/ Can you please confirm if you share/ validate any of the information supplied as part of this process with external parties other than the applicant?

Validate criminal record and DVLA details with external bodies.

3/ Can you confirm the system (i.e. bespoke IT system, manual/ paper based, post/ email etc.) used to processed these applications?

Lalpac until October 2015, then switched to UNIform.

4/ Can you confirm how application information is stored (and for how long) once an application is processed?

Scanned into EDMS and linked to individuals UNIform record    

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Refusal