Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010

Doug Paulley made this Freedom of Information request to Newcastle upon Tyne City Council as part of a batch sent to 312 authorities

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Dear Newcastle upon Tyne City Council,

1) Please advise if you have produced, or currently intend to produce, a list of wheelchair accessible:
a) taxis
and
b) private hire vehicles
under the powers set out in S167 of the Equality Act 2010.

2) Please identify how many a) taxi and b) PHV drivers have applied for medical / physical impairment exemption under S166 of the Equality Act 2010 since S166 was commenced. If you've created a list under S167, please identify how many of the exemptions were in place before S167 and how many have been put in since.

3) Please state whether you voluntarily compiled a list of accessible taxis and private hire vehicles following the Department for Transport's guidance of 15th September 2010, which stated, in relation to section 167, “although the list of designated vehicles will have no actual effect in law until the duties are commenced, we would urge licensing authorities to start maintaining a list as soon as possible for the purpose of liaising with the trade and issuing exemption certificates”. If you did produce such a voluntary list, please indicate when you did so, and provide the current list.

If you have produced a list of wheelchair accessible taxis and/or private hire vehicles under S167, or are going to, please tell me the following.

4) The date the list was instated or by which you intend to do so.

5) The accessibility requirements of a taxi for it to appear on the list.

6) How you intend to enforce drivers' compliance with S165.

7) The list.

Yours faithfully,

Doug Paulley

Freedom Of Information Requests Mailbox, Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

Reference: FOI 11770

Thank you for your request for information. We are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We have passed your request to relevant colleagues who will respond within 20 working days starting the working day after receipt of your request.

Regards
Freedom of Information Team

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Dear Freedom Of Information Requests Mailbox,

What has happened with my FOI request please? The 20 working days has passed.

Yours sincerely,

Doug Paulley

Freedom Of Information Requests Mailbox, Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

Dear Mr Paulley

We have reminded our licensing department that their response to you is now overdue.

Please accept our apologies for the delay and for any inconvenience caused.

Kind Regards
Freedom of Information Team

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Dear Newcastle upon Tyne City Council,

This Freedom of Information Request was sent on 19th April. It's therefore considerably late. I am aware that the Information Commissioner's Office has instructed you to respond to it by the 16th June. Please respond to it at your earliest convenience. It will save you time and work in the long run because I will enforce my right of access to the fullest extent under the law.

What is happening with it please?

Yours faithfully,

Doug Paulley

Dear Freedom Of Information Requests Mailbox,

I note that you have still not responded. You haven't responded "promptly", you haven't responded "within 20 working days", and you haven't responded within the deadline set by the ICO.

I am sad taht you are forcing me to trouble the ICO for a DN.

Yours sincerely,

Doug Paulley

Bryce, Jonathan, Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

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Mr Paulley

 

As expected.  Please find attached response to your freedom of information
request.  My sincere apologies for the delay in sending direct.  I had
wrongly assumed this would be sent by colleagues centrally.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jonathan Bryce

Licensing Manager

Newcastle City Council Licensing Authority

Civic Centre

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 8QH

 

Tel. 0191 277 7816

Mob. 07775 011 353

e-mail [1][email address]

[2]https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/business/li...

 

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Bryce, Jonathan, Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

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Mr Paulley

 

As expected.  Please find attached response to your freedom of information
request.  My sincere apologies for the delay in sending.

Yours sincerely

 

Jonathan Bryce

Licensing Manager

Newcastle City Council Licensing Authority

Civic Centre

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 8QH

 

Tel. 0191 277 7816

Mob. 07775 011 353

e-mail [1][email address]

[2]https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/business/li...

 

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