Infringements under the London Cab Order 1934 as amended by the Greater London Authority Act 1999.

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Dear Public Carriage Office,

I would like to know following:

1) The monthly amount of allegations of infringements under the
London Cab Order 1934 as amended by the Greater London Authority
Act 1999.

2) The number of breaches of the above mentioned Act

3) The number of penalties issued for those breaches

Yours faithfully,

Chris Jarvis

FOI, Public Carriage Office

Dear Mr Jarvis

 

Our Ref:         FOI-0284-1516

 

Thank you for your e-mail received on 26 May 2015 asking for information
about infringements made under London Cab Order 1934.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and TfL’s information access policy. 

 

A response will be provided to you by 23 June 2015. We publish a
substantial range of information on our website on subjects including
operational performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data, governance
and our financial performance. This includes data which is frequently
asked for in FOI requests or other public queries. Please check
[1]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
feel free to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

[2][email address]

 

 

 

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FOI, Public Carriage Office

Dear Mr Jarvis

 

Our Ref:         FOI-0284-1516

 

Thank you once again for your request about infringements made under
London Cab Order 1934. Unfortunately, from the description provided, we
are unable to identify the information you require.

 

The 1934 act covers a range of aspects from taxi driver and vehicle
offences and the powers of TfL. Our system does not record every possible
type of offence as some are recorded under specific offences when warned
but if a driver is going to be  suspended/revoked following multiple or
similar offences this is recorded under a generic category as of 2013. Pre
September 2013 we would have to check in excess of 25,000 taxi driver
records to collate any offence/infringement information so your request
would likely be refused under cost grounds.

 

Following the installation of our new system our taxi warning
categories/offences and those that we can extract report on as of
September 2013 are listed below:

 

·         Failing to wear a taxi driver’s badge

·         Failing to carry a copy of a taxi driver’s licence

·         Failing to display taxi driver identifiers

·         Refuse to be hired

·         Plying for hire outside licensed area

·         Plying for hire elsewhere than on an authorised taxi rank

·         Demanding more than the legal fare

·         Abuse

·         Misbehaviour

·         Failure to issue a receipt when requested

·         Leaving taxi’s unattended on a rank

·         Future Conduct – Behaviour (other)

·         Future Conduct – General (Complaints/DBS)

 

Please note infringements/offences can also be reported to the Licensing
Team via a compliance officer and we are not sure which of the above would
fall under the legislation you have quoted. Our Complaints Team also deal
with breaches through complaints via the public, some of the above
complaints would be dealt with by this team.

 

To enable us to assist with your request, if you could please specify what
specific infringements you are requesting information on, as well as a
time frame. Please be aware that every single offence cannot be reported
on.

 

The FOI Act allows you to request recorded information held by Transport
for London (TfL). There are limits on the time that TfL are required to
spend determining whether TfL holds the information you are requesting and
the time spent locating, retrieving and extracting it. Therefore you
should identify the information that you want as clearly and concisely as
you can, specifying the types of document that you are looking for. You
might also consider limiting your request to a particular period of time,
geographical area or specific departments of TfL.

 

Although your request can take the form of a question, rather than a
request for specific documents, TfL does not have to answer your question
if it would require the creation of new information or the provision of a
judgement, explanation, advice or opinion that was not already recorded at
the time of your request.

 

Please note that the 20 working day deadline for responding to your
request will depend on when we receive satisfactory additional information
to help clarify your request.  

 

If we hear nothing further from you by 17 June 2015 your response will be
treated as a new request.

 

In the meantime, if you have any queries or would like to discuss your
request, please feel free to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

[1][email address]

 

 

From: FOI
Sent: 26 May 2015 11:43
To: '[FOI #269778 email]'
Subject: FOI Request - London Cab Order 1934

 

Dear Mr Jarvis

 

Our Ref:         FOI-0284-1516

 

Thank you for your e-mail received on 26 May 2015 asking for information
about infringements made under London Cab Order 1934.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and TfL’s information access policy. 

 

A response will be provided to you by 23 June 2015. We publish a
substantial range of information on our website on subjects including
operational performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data, governance
and our financial performance. This includes data which is frequently
asked for in FOI requests or other public queries. Please check
[2]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
feel free to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

[3][email address]

 

 

 

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FOI, Public Carriage Office

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Dear Mr Jarvis

 

Our Ref:         FOI-0284-1516

 

Further to my e-mail dated 27 May 2015, I am writing to inform you that
your request for information has been closed as we have not received the
clarification we asked for.

 

Any further correspondence we receive from you in relation to your request
will be treated as a new request.

 

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

                            

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

[1][email address]

 

 

From: FOI
Sent: 27 May 2015 14:40
To: '[FOI #269778 email]'
Subject: RE: FOI Request - London Cab Order 1934

 

Dear Mr Jarvis

 

Our Ref: FOI-0284-1516

 

Thank you once again for your request about infringements made under
London Cab Order 1934. Unfortunately, from the description provided, we
are unable to identify the information you require.

 

The 1934 act covers a range of aspects from taxi driver and vehicle
offences and the powers of TfL. Our system does not record every possible
type of offence as some are recorded under specific offences when warned
but if a driver is going to be suspended/revoked following multiple or
similar offences this is recorded under a generic category as of 2013. Pre
September 2013 we would have to check in excess of 25,000 taxi driver
records to collate any offence/infringement information so your request
would likely be refused under cost grounds.

 

Following the installation of our new system our taxi warning
categories/offences and those that we can extract report on as of
September 2013 are listed below:

 

·         Failing to wear a taxi driver’s badge

·         Failing to carry a copy of a taxi driver’s licence

·         Failing to display taxi driver identifiers

·         Refuse to be hired

·         Plying for hire outside licensed area

·         Plying for hire elsewhere than on an authorised taxi rank

·         Demanding more than the legal fare

·         Abuse

·         Misbehaviour

·         Failure to issue a receipt when requested

·         Leaving taxi’s unattended on a rank

·         Future Conduct – Behaviour (other)

·         Future Conduct – General (Complaints/DBS)

 

Please note infringements/offences can also be reported to the Licensing
Team via a compliance officer and we are not sure which of the above would
fall under the legislation you have quoted. Our Complaints Team also deal
with breaches through complaints via the public, some of the above
complaints would be dealt with by this team.

 

To enable us to assist with your request, if you could please specify what
specific infringements you are requesting information on, as well as a
time frame. Please be aware that every single offence cannot be reported
on.

 

The FOI Act allows you to request recorded information held by Transport
for London (TfL). There are limits on the time that TfL are required to
spend determining whether TfL holds the information you are requesting and
the time spent locating, retrieving and extracting it. Therefore you
should identify the information that you want as clearly and concisely as
you can, specifying the types of document that you are looking for. You
might also consider limiting your request to a particular period of time,
geographical area or specific departments of TfL.

 

Although your request can take the form of a question, rather than a
request for specific documents, TfL does not have to answer your question
if it would require the creation of new information or the provision of a
judgement, explanation, advice or opinion that was not already recorded at
the time of your request.

 

Please note that the 20 working day deadline for responding to your
request will depend on when we receive satisfactory additional information
to help clarify your request.

 

If we hear nothing further from you by 17 June 2015 your response will be
treated as a new request.

 

In the meantime, if you have any queries or would like to discuss your
request, please feel free to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

[2][email address]

 

 

From: FOI
Sent: 26 May 2015 11:43
To: '[FOI #269778 email]'
Subject: FOI Request - London Cab Order 1934

 

Dear Mr Jarvis

 

Our Ref: FOI-0284-1516

 

Thank you for your e-mail received on 26 May 2015 asking for information
about infringements made under London Cab Order 1934.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and TfL’s information access policy.

 

A response will be provided to you by 23 June 2015. We publish a
substantial range of information on our website on subjects including
operational performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data, governance
and our financial performance. This includes data which is frequently
asked for in FOI requests or other public queries. Please check
[3]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
feel free to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

[4][email address]

 

 

 

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