FOI request detail

Private Hire Driver and vehicle Figures December 2016

Request ID: FOI-2584-1617
Date published: 16 August 2017

You asked

From the Private Hire Operator returns, How many Private hire drivers were registered with Operators in December 2016? How many private hire vehicles were registered with Operators in December 2016?

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-2584-1617


Thank you for your email received on 3 April asking for information regarding Private Hire Operators. I apologise for the delay in providing you with a response.


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. You asked for:


The number of Private Hire Operators that submitted driver and vehicle returns covering the period of December 2016.


During this period we collected data from 2,187 unique private hire operators.


We work with operators to ensure that they provide us with the details of drivers and vehicles they have used to fulfil private hire bookings, or have had available to them to fulfil bookings in a specified period. Support and guidance is given to operators to ensure that they comply with this requirement. Failing to provide this information may lead to licensing action being taken.


If this is not the information you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.


Yours sincerely,


Melissa Nichols


FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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