Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010

Waiting for an internal review by South Kesteven District Council of their handling of this request.

Dear South Kesteven District 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

Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Mr Paulley

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Reference No: 1026435

I acknowledge your request for information received into the Legal & Democratic Services on 20/04/2017.

Your request for information has been placed before:-

Executive Manager

Ian Yates

Executive Manager Environment

01476 406080

[email address]

Business Manager(s)

Mark Jones

Business Manager Neighbourhoods

01476 406080

[email address]

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South Kesteven District Council

Council Offices

St. Peter's Hill

Grantham

Lincolnshire

NG31 6PZ

Telephone: 01476 406080

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Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

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Yours sincerely

Business Manager(s)

Mark Jones

Business Manager Neighbourhoods

01476 406080

[email address]

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Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Mr Paulley

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Reference No: 1026435

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 dated 20/04/2017 16:27:13. Our response is as follows:

1) We have no list of wheelchair accessible taxis or private hire vehicles and at this stage a decision has not been made as to whether we will keep one

2) No driver has applied for an exemption

3) We did not voluntarily compile a list of wheelchair accessible vehicles

4-7) Not applicable

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact:

Customer Services
South Kesteven District Council

Council Offices

St Peter's Hill

Grantham

Lincolnshire

NG31 6PZ

Telephone: 01476 406080
Fax: 01476 406000

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Fax: 01625 524510

Website: www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Mark Jones

Business Manager Neighbourhoods

01476 406080 ext: 6297

[email address]

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Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Mr Paulley

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Reference No: 1132147

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 dated 6 November 2017. Our response remains unchanged from the response provided on 16 May 2017.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact:

Customer Services

South Kesteven District Council

Council Offices

St Peter's Hill

Grantham

Lincolnshire

NG31 6PZ

Telephone: 01476 406080

Fax: 01476 406000

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Fax: 01625 524510

Website: www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Anne-Marie Coulthard

Service Manager

Environmental Health

01476 406080 ext: 62319

[email address]

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Dear South Kesteven District Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of South Kesteven District Council's handling of my FOI request 'Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010'.

Your response is incomplete. You have illegitimately assumed, without checking, that my request is identical to the one I sent in April.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...

Yours faithfully,

Doug Paulley

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