FOI request detail

Turkish Nationals

Request ID: FOI-4286-1718
Date published: 08 February 2018

You asked

Please also let us know how we can find out, under the Freedom of Information Act, how many Turkish nationals have been granted a licence by TfL.

We answered

FOI Request – PHV Drivers

Thank you for your letter dated 11 January asking for information about private hire licence holders.

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 some of the information you require. You asked for the number of Turkish nationals that hold a private hire drivers licence.

In mid-2017 we improved our data reporting capabilities which included the way we record the nationality of private hire drivers. We currently hold nationality information for 13,539 actively licensed private hire drivers. This represents approximately 12 per cent of all licensed private hire drivers. Of the 13,539 drivers we hold this data for, 56 drivers hold Turkish nationality.

We are in the process of improving how we obtain nationality data for all licensed drivers.

To ensure the safety of the travelling public, all private hire drivers must meet a range of strict criteria in order to be licensed. These are detailed on our website at the following location:

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

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

Yours sincerely


FOI Case Officer
[email protected]

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