FOI request detail

enforcement of non TFL licensed Taxis/PHVs

Request ID: FOI-2205-1617
Date published: 19 May 2017

You asked

TFL publish yearly figures of enforcement/compliance of taxis & PHVs,it is TFLs responsibility to enforce taxis/PHVs that are not licensed by TFL but are working in London,can you give me the figures for these vehicles (stopped,checked etc) for 2016

We answered

Thank you for your email received by us on 10 February 2017 asking for information about Taxi and Private Hire vehicle enforcement.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. You requested the following:

TFL publish yearly figures of enforcement/compliance of taxis & PHVs, it is TFLs responsibility to enforce taxis/PHVs that are not licensed by TFL but are working in London, can you give me the figures for these vehicles (stopped, checked etc) for 2016

Effective and strong regulation is essential to maintaining public safety. Our overriding focus is to ensure compliance across the Taxi and Private Hire (TPH) industry. As such, Transport For London’s (TfL) TPH-Compliance carries out regular compliance visits to ensure drivers, private hire vehicles and operators meet the trade’s standards.

TfL compliance officers can request a private hire driver from another licensing authority to provide their details and for their vehicle to be inspected.

Any information about non-compliance of those that have been inspected is passed on to their home licensing authority. TfL officers also regularly hold joint enforcement operations at locations outside London where London licensed drivers and vehicles are reported to operate.

The information we publish on compliance and enforcement may also be of interest at: https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/taxis-and-private-hire/compliance-and-enforcement

We do not hold the data you have requested. We only hold data on London Licensed Private Hire Vehicles that have been checked and inspected.

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

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

Yours sincerely

Jasmine Howard
FOI Case Officer
Information Governance
Transport For London

Dear Transport for London,
TFL publish yearly figures of enforcement/compliance of taxis & PHVs,it is TFLs responsibility to enforce taxis/PHVs that are not licensed by TFL but are working in London,can you give me the figures for these vehicles (stopped,checked etc) for 2016

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