Taxis: CCTV

Department for Transport written question – answered on 6th November 2018.

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Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Labour, Cambridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on which licensing authorities require (a) taxis and (b) private hire vehicles to have CCTV installed.

Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Labour, Cambridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on which licensing authorities (a) require both an enhanced DBS check for all (i) taxi drivers and (ii) private hire drivers and (b) check the barred list for both (i) taxi drivers and (ii) private hire drivers in the licensing process.

Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Labour, Cambridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on which licensing authorities do not require disability equality training as a condition of licensing (a) taxi drivers and (b) private hire drivers.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

The Department for Transport conducts an annual survey of taxi and private hire vehicle licensing authorities; this includes information on CCTV, Disclosure and Barring Service checks and training requirements, which can be found in TAXI0106:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/taxi01-taxis-private-hire-vehilces-and-their-drivers.

The complete results from the 2018 survey are available at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/taxi-and-private-hire-vehicle-statistics-england-2018.

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