Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010

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Dear Amber Valley Borough 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

Smith, Rebecca, Amber Valley Borough Council

Dear Mr Paulley

Thank you for your email.

The Council’s Freedom of Information Officer is away from the office today. In her absence, I have circulated your request to the appropriate officer to prepare a response, and you will receive a reply in due course.

Kind regards,

Rebecca Smith | Democratic Services Officer (Regulatory & Standards)
Amber Valley Borough Council
Resources | Town Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT
Email: [email address] | Telephone: 01773 841631
www.ambervalley.gov.uk
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Jones, Joan, Amber Valley Borough Council

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Dear Doug

 

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Regards

Joan Jones | Civic Links & FOI Officer 

Amber Valley Borough Council
Financial Services Directorate | Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley,
Derbyshire, DE5 3BT
Email: [1][email address] | Telephone: 01773 841601 |
[2]www.ambervalley.gov.uk

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