Taxis: Licensing

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 1 March 2023.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Chris Green Chris Green Conservative, Bolton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the National Register of Taxi and Private Hire Licence Revocations and Refusals (NR3), which local authorities with large numbers of registered taxi and private hire drivers made the least use of NR3 searches in 2022; and how many NR3 searches and entries were submitted by those authorities in 2022.

Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Use of the National Register for Refusals and Revocations (NR3) is recommended in the Department’s Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Standards which was published in 2020. The Department is monitoring usage of the NR3 and communicates with local authorities on this matter regularly.

Five largest licensing authorities that make infrequent/no use of NR3:

Licensing Authority

Drivers Licensed (31 March 2022)

NR3 Searches (Jan-Dec 2022)

NR3 Entries (Jan-Dec 2022)

Birmingham City Council

6,280

1

0

Manchester City Council

5,789

0

0

Sefton Council

5,701

0

0

Newcastle City Council

4,576

0

0

Liverpool City Council

3,360

0

0

For context, Manchester City Council activated its NR3 account in August 2022 whereas other authorities had activated accounts from the start of the year.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes2 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.