FOI Request Hackney Carriages and Private Hires
Please can I have the following information:
Of all vehicles registered as a hackney carriage or for private hire from 20/02/2017 to 21/11/2017.
The Council has a public access licensing system that details licences issued and licence applications in process. You can search by many criteria including licence type, address, reference, ward area and date. Applications are also visible on a map. The register includes, amongst other things, details of the licence holder, trading address and important dates including expiry dates. The system is available 24/7 (subject to limited down times) and can be accessed here:
Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the Act) exempts information from disclosure where the requester can reasonably obtain the information without making a request for it. It is the Council's view that the information can be reasonably obtained from this system without a request.
To use the system –
Click on Advanced
Click on Licences
At Category click on either Hackney Carriage or Private Hire
Go to the bottom of the form and click on Search
Click into a record and you will see the info
To see the expiry date click on Important Dates