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F16/468

Taxi Licences

Request Description

· How many taxi licences have been applied for at the council so far in 2016?

· How many taxi licences have been applied for at the council in each of the previous three years, ie... in 2015, 2014 and 2013?

· How many taxi licences have been approved in each of these years, ie... so far in 2016? In 2015, 2014 and 2013?

· Of those people applying for taxi licences so far in 2016, how many have criminal convictions? Could you please apply the same question to 2015, 2014 and 2013?

· What crimes had these people been convicted of? Again, please can this be broken down into 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.

· How many of those people with criminal convictions who applied for taxi licences were granted licences? Again, please can this be broken down into 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.

· In total, how many taxi drivers granted licences by the council have criminal convictions? And could you please supply details of these convictions.

Request Date5 July 2016
Requested byMedia
Released Date  

22 August 2016     

Response

Some of it would already be covered by our responses to previous FOIs (http://www.eastherts.gov.uk/article/32617/F15769)

  • How many taxi licences have been applied for at the council so far in 2016?  223
     
  • How many taxi licences have been applied for at the council in each of the previous three years, ie... in 2015, 2014 and 2013?  371, 391, 381
     
  • How many taxi licences have been approved in each of these years, ie... so far in 2016? In 2015, 2014 and 2013?  187, 323, 358, 366~
     
  • Of those people applying for taxi licences so far in 2016, how many have criminal convictions? Could you please apply the same question to 2015, 2014 and 2013?  Information not held
     
  • What crimes had these people been convicted of? Again, please can this be broken down into 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.  Information not held
     
  • How many of those people with criminal convictions who applied for taxi licences were granted licences? Again, please can this be broken down into 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013. 1, 2, 3, 4
     
  • In total, how many taxi drivers granted licences by the council have criminal convictions? And could you please supply details of these convictions.  Information not held
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