Taxis: Licensing

Department for Transport written question – answered on 6th February 2019.

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Photo of Lord Bradley Lord Bradley Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government which local authority licensing committees in England do not require the applicant for (1) a black cab licence, and (2) a private hire licence, to undertake the Knowledge test.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department for Transport does not hold information as to which licensing authorities include a topographical knowledge assessment as part of their requirements to issue a taxi or private hire vehicle driver licence. This information is held by licensing authorities.

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