FOI request detail

Number of Registered Somali Private Hire Vehicle Drivers

Request ID: FOI-0014-1819
Date published: 30 April 2018

You asked

Dear Sir/Madam I will be grateful if you can supply me the above information. I have checked the registered private hire drivers by demographics on your website, but would like to know: of the 14052 (Black, Black British (African)), 689 Black and 36463 Decline to answer, how many will be classed of drivers of Somali origin.

We answered

Our ref: FOI-0014-1819/GH

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 2 April 2018 asking for information about private hire drivers of Somali origin.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm that we hold the information you require.

The Mayor of London has previously published information regarding private hire drivers and their country of birth. This can be found on the London Assembly website at the following location:

In accordance with section 21 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to supply you with a copy of the requested information as it is already accessible to you elsewhere.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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