FOI request detail


Request ID: FOI-1277-1718
Date published: 20 September 2017

You asked

F/on from FOI-0908, which stated - Between 1 January 2017 and 12 July 2017, 422 private hire driver licences have been revoked. Of these, 153 resulted from allegations of crime or misconduct, 35 of which related to allegations of sexual offences. Can I further Enquiry via a FOI on the reasons why the other 235 had their licences revoked a breakdown on the reasons please between this period.

We answered

Our ref: FOI-1277-1718

Thank you for your further email received on 28 August 2017 asking for information regarding private hire driver licence revocations.

In your previous request, reference FOI-0908-1718, you asked about private hire drivers whose licences had been revoked owing to criminality or allegations thereof. In our response we informed you that between 1 January 2017 and 12 July 2017, 422 private hire driver licences have been revoked. Of which, 153 were from allegations of crime or misconduct. You have now asked for the reasons why the remaining 269 driver licences were revoked.

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

Reasons for revocation:

Medical not returned/driver does not meet medical requirements 254
Behaviour towards TfL staff 1
Compliance breaches 3
No longer have right to work in the UK 11
Total 269

If this is not the information you are looking for 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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