TAXI LICENSING & SEX OFFENDERS - Public safety, Safeguarding & Child Protection

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Dear Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council,

I am writing to make an open Government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

With this in mind could you please provide the following information:

1. How many registered sex offenders currently (10.08.17) hold a taxi drivers' licence issued by Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council?

2. Please provide the protocol/practices followed by Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council for registered sex offenders who apply for a taxi drivers' licence.

3. From April 2016 - March 2017 how many taxi licenses have been issued to registered sex offenders by Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council?

4. How many are currently registered with Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council as sex offender status?

I would like the above information to be provided to us as paper or electronic copies, audio tape version or an opportunity to view.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to this with page references and URLs if necessary.

I understand that you are required to respond to this request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

I look forward to hearing from you.
Kindest Regards

Eve Thomas

Data Protection, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

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Thank you
Trafford Council

Roe, Richard, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Thomas

 

I refer to your request for information and would respond as follows:

 

1. How many registered sex offenders currently (10.08.17) hold a taxi
drivers' licence issued by Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council?

 

According to our records and as far as we are aware, there are no taxi
drivers licensed by Trafford Council currently on the sex offenders
register.

 

2. Please provide the protocol/practices followed by Trafford Metropolitan
Borough Council for registered sex offenders who apply for a taxi drivers'
licence.

 

Please find attached a copy of the Council’s policy on the processing of
applicants with criminal convictions, which would include any applicant
with a sexual offence.

 

3. From April 2016 - March 2017 how many taxi licenses have been issued to
registered sex offenders by Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council?

 

According to our records and as far as we are aware, the Council has not
issued any taxi licences between April 2016 and March 2017 to anyone on
the sex offenders register.

 

4. How many are currently registered with Trafford Metropolitan Borough
Council as sex offender status?

 

According to our records and as far as we are aware, there are no taxi
drivers licensed by Trafford Council with a sex offender status.

 

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Regards

Scovia

 

Scovia Nanyondo

PA to Richard Roe,

Director of Growth and Regulatory Services

Economic Growth, Environment and Infrastructure

Trafford Council

Trafford Town Hall

Talbot Road

Stretford

M32 0TH

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