S167 List of Accessible Taxis: update after 6 months - C no fixed previous date

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Dear Chorley Borough Council,

I am writing this Freedom of Information Request in relation to your Council's compliance or otherwise with the Government's statutory guidance on implementation of S165-167 of the Equality Act, relating to taxi services for wheelchair users. All taxi licensing bodies are obliged under S167(6) to have "due regard" to the document "Access for wheelchair users to taxis and private hire vehicles: statutory guidance" at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy... . The questions I raise below should be interpreted as requests for recorded information under the Freedom of Information Act.

I have previously made a similar request to you in April 2017. 6+ months later, I am repeating the request with some variations. I am repeating because the Statutory Guidance states "We would expect these arrangements to take no more than a maximum of six months to put in place, following the commencement of these provisions" - "these provisions" having been commenced on 6th April.

In response to my previous FOI request on similar matters in April 2017, you indicated that you did not have a Section 167 list but were intending to create such a list, though you didn’t provide a date by which you hoped the list would be in place.

1) The Government guidance states: "Whilst LAs are under no specific legal obligation to maintain a list under section 167, the Government recommends strongly that they do so. Without such a list the requirements of section 165 of the Act do not apply, and drivers may continue to refuse the carriage of wheelchair users, fail to provide them with assistance, or to charge them extra."
Please can you indicate whether you have changed your position since April, such that you do now have a list of wheelchair accessible taxis under your powers set out in Section 167 of the Equality Act 2010, and/or a list of wheelchair accessible private hire vehicles?

2) If you do now have such a list, please provide information in response to the following questions 2a) to 2j):
2a) On what date was it put in place?
2b) The statutory guidance states "The Government therefore recommends that a vehicle should only be included in the authority’s (S167) list if it would be possible for the user of a “reference wheelchair” to enter, leave and travel in the passenger compartment in safety and reasonable comfort whilst seated in their wheelchair."
Is this the definition you have used for a taxi or PHV to be considered wheelchair accessible for the purposes of the list?

2c) The statutory guidance states: "Before drivers can be subject to the duties under section 165 of the Act, the LA must first publish their list of designated vehicles, and clearly mark it as ‘designated for the purposes of section 165 of the Act’. LAs should ensure that their designated lists are made easily available to passengers, and that vehicle owners and drivers are made aware. Lists should set out the details of the make and model of the vehicle, together with specifying whether the vehicle is a taxi or private hire vehicle, and stating the name of operator."
Have you published your list? Is it marked "designated for the purposes of Section 165 of the Act"? Is the make and model of each vehicle listed? Is each vehicle identified as a taxi or a private hire vehicle? Is the name of the operator of each vehicle given in the list? Have you made owners and drivers of vehicles on the list aware that their vehicle has been listed?

2d) The guidance states: "it would also be helpful to include information about the size and weight of wheelchair that can be accommodated, and whether wheelchairs that are larger than a “reference wheelchair” can be accommodated."
Does your list include information on each vehicle as to the size and weight of wheelchair that can be accommodated, and whether wheelchairs larger than a "reference wheelchair" can be accommodated?

2e) The guidance states: "We encourage LAs to provide drivers of taxis and PHVs who are not exempt from the duties with clear guidance on their duties with respect to the carriage of passengers in wheelchairs, either as part of existing driver-facing guidance, or as supplementary communication."
Have you provided non-exempt taxi/PHV drivers with such guidance?

2f) The guidance states: "We recommend that licensing authority rules for drivers are updated to make clear when a meter can and cannot be left running".
Have you updated such rules to make this clear?

2g) The guidance states: "Section 172 of the Act enables vehicle owners to appeal against the decision of a LA to include their vehicles on the designated list. That appeal should be made to the Magistrate’s Court, or in Scotland the sheriff, and must be made within 28 days of the vehicle in question being included on the LA’s published list."
Please tell me how many such applications have been made to the Magistrates Court, and how many have been successful.

2h) How many drivers has the authority prosecuted for discriminatory behaviour contrary to S165 of the Act? How many such prosecutions were successful? What were the sentences?

2i) How many drivers licensed by yourselves have been prosecuted by other people or bodies for failure to comply with S165 of the Act? How many such prosecutions were successful? What were the sentences?

2j) Where drivers have been prosecuted under S165 of the Act, thus affecting their standing as a "fit and proper person", what resultant disciplinary action have you taken in respect of their taxi or private hire vehicle drivers' licenses?

3) If you do not have a S167 list or lists now, please indicate if you still intend to produce such a list.

4) If you don't have a S167 list but do intend to produce one, please provide information in response to questions 4a) and 4b) below.
4a) Please indicate when you intend to have the list in place.
4b) Where you have already made relevant decisions, please indicate whether you intend to comply with the elements of the statutory guidance set out in 2b) to 2f) above.

5) Irrespective of whether you have created a list or not or indeed whether you intend to create such a list, since 2010 you have been obliged to process applications under Section 166 of the Equality Act for driver medical exemptions from the duty to transport and not discriminate against wheelchair users. The Guidance states; "the Act allows LAs to grant exemptions from the duties to individual drivers. These provisions are contained in section 166, and were commenced on 1st October 2010."

5a) How many exemptions have you granted under S166 of the Equality Act 2010?

5b) The guidance states: "We understand that some licensing authorities have already put in place procedures for accessing and exempting drivers, and as an absolute minimum, we think that the evidence provided should be in the form of a letter or report from a general practitioner."
Do you accept or require a letter or report from a GP to process applications for driver exemption under S166?

5c) The guidance states: "The Government’s view is that decisions on exemptions will be fairer and more objective if medical assessments are undertaken by professionals who have been specifically trained and who are independent of the applicant. We would recommend that independent medical assessors are used where a long-term exemption is to be issued, and that LAs use assessors who hold appropriate professional qualifications and who are not open to bias because of a personal or commercial connection to the applicant"
Have you appointed independent medical assessors to determine applications for medical exemption under S166?

5d) Please provide a copy of your application form for driver exemption under S166.

5e) The guidance states: "Section 172 of the Act enables drivers to appeal against the decision of a LA not to issue an exemption certificate. That appeal should be made to the Magistrate’s Court, or a sheriff in Scotland, and must be made within 28 days beginning with the date of the refusal."
How many appeals against refusal to issue S166 exemptions have been heard?

5f) How many appeals against refusal to issue S166 exemptions were successful?

6) The guidance states: "We would therefore recommend that LAs also publish a list of vehicles that are accessible to passengers in wheelchairs who are able to transfer from their wheelchair into a seat within the vehicle. It should be made clear however that this list of vehicles has not been published for the purposes of section 165 of the Act and drivers of those vehicles are therefore not subject to the legal duties to provide assistance."
Do you currently publish a list of vehicles that are accessible to passengers in wheelchairs who are able to transfer from their wheelchairs into a seat within the vehicle?

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Doug Paulley

Contact, Chorley Borough Council

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foi, Chorley Borough Council

Dear Mr Paulley 

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REGARDING S167
LIST OF ACCESSIBLE TAXIS

 

OUR REFERENCE: FOI/17/584

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
Please quote the above reference number in all future correspondence. 

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foi, Chorley Borough Council

Dear Mr Paulley

I am writing in response to your request for information under the terms
of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, Ref No FOI/17/584.

Please find below, the details of your request and our response in blue.

 

 

Requested:

 

I am writing this Freedom of Information Request in relation to your Council's compliance or otherwise with the Government's statutory guidance on
implementation of S165-167 of the Equality Act, relating to taxi services for wheelchair users. All taxi licensing bodies are obliged under S167(6)
to have "due regard" to the document "Access for wheelchair users to taxis and private hire vehicles: statutory guidance" at
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...
. The questions I raise below should be interpreted as requests for recorded information under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

I have previously made a similar request to you in April 2017. 6+ months later, I am repeating the request with some variations. I am repeating
because the Statutory Guidance states "We would expect these arrangements to take no more than a maximum of six months to put in place, following
the commencement of these provisions" - "these provisions" having been commenced on 6th April.

 

In response to my previous FOI request on similar matters in April 2017, you indicated that you did not have a Section 167 list but were intending
to create such a list, though you didn’t provide a date by which you hoped the list would be in place.

 

1) The Government guidance states: "Whilst LAs are under no specific legal obligation to maintain a list under section 167, the Government
recommends strongly that they do so. Without such a list the requirements of section 165 of the Act do not apply, and drivers may continue to
refuse the carriage of wheelchair users, fail to provide them with assistance, or to charge them extra."

Please can you indicate whether you have changed your position since April, such that you do now have a list of wheelchair accessible taxis under
your powers set out in Section 167 of the Equality Act 2010, and/or a list of wheelchair accessible private hire vehicles?

 

2) If you do now have such a list, please provide information in response to the following questions 2a) to 2j):

2a) On what date was it put in place?

2b) The statutory guidance states "The Government therefore recommends that a vehicle should only be included in the authority’s (S167) list if it
would be possible for the user of a “reference wheelchair” to enter, leave and travel in the passenger compartment in safety and reasonable comfort
whilst seated in their wheelchair."

Is this the definition you have used for a taxi or PHV to be considered wheelchair accessible for the purposes of the list?

 

2c) The statutory guidance states: "Before drivers can be subject to the duties under section 165 of the Act, the LA must first publish their list
of designated vehicles, and clearly mark it as ‘designated for the purposes of section 165 of the Act’. LAs should ensure that their designated
lists are made easily available to passengers, and that vehicle owners and drivers are made aware.  Lists should set out the details of the make
and model of the vehicle, together with specifying whether the vehicle is a taxi or private hire vehicle, and stating the name of operator."

Have you published your list? Is it marked "designated for the purposes of Section 165 of the Act"? Is the make and model of each vehicle listed?
Is each vehicle identified as a taxi or a private hire vehicle? Is the name of the operator of each vehicle given in the list? Have you made owners
and drivers of vehicles on the list aware that their vehicle has been listed?

 

2d) The guidance states: "it would also be helpful to include information about the size and weight of wheelchair that can be accommodated, and
whether wheelchairs that are larger than a “reference wheelchair” can be accommodated."

Does your list include information on each vehicle as to the size and weight of wheelchair that can be accommodated, and whether wheelchairs larger
than a "reference wheelchair" can be accommodated?

 

2e) The guidance states: "We encourage LAs to provide drivers of taxis and PHVs who are not exempt from the duties with clear guidance on their
duties with respect to the carriage of passengers in wheelchairs, either as part of existing driver-facing guidance, or as supplementary
communication."

Have you provided non-exempt taxi/PHV drivers with such guidance?

 

2f) The guidance states: "We recommend that licensing authority rules for drivers are updated to make clear when a meter can and cannot be left
running".

Have you updated such rules to make this clear?

 

2g) The guidance states: "Section 172 of the Act enables vehicle owners to appeal against the decision of a LA to include their vehicles on the
designated list. That appeal should be made to the Magistrate’s Court, or in Scotland the sheriff, and must be made within 28 days of the vehicle
in question being included on the LA’s published list."

Please tell me how many such applications have been made to the Magistrates Court, and how many have been successful.

 

2h) How many drivers has the authority prosecuted for discriminatory behaviour contrary to S165 of the Act? How many such prosecutions were
successful? What were the sentences?

 

2i) How many drivers licensed by yourselves have been prosecuted by other people or bodies for failure to comply with S165 of the Act? How many
such prosecutions were successful? What were the sentences?

 

2j) Where drivers have been prosecuted under S165 of the Act, thus affecting their standing as a "fit and proper person", what resultant
disciplinary action have you taken in respect of their taxi or private hire vehicle drivers' licenses?

 

3) If you do not have a S167 list or lists now, please indicate if you still intend to produce such a list.

 

4) If you don't have a S167 list but do intend to produce one, please provide information in response to questions 4a) and 4b) below.

4a) Please indicate when you intend to have the list in place.

 

4b) Where you have already made relevant decisions, please indicate whether you intend to comply with the elements of the statutory guidance set
out in 2b) to 2f) above.

 

5) Irrespective of whether you have created a list or not or indeed whether you intend to create such a list, since 2010 you have been obliged to
process applications under Section 166 of the Equality Act for driver medical exemptions from the duty to transport and not discriminate against
wheelchair users. The Guidance states; "the Act allows LAs to grant exemptions from the duties to individual drivers. These provisions are
contained in section 166, and were commenced on 1st October 2010."

 

5a) How many exemptions have you granted under S166 of the Equality Act 2010?

 

5b) The guidance states: "We understand that some licensing authorities have already put in place procedures for accessing and exempting drivers,
and as an absolute minimum, we think that the evidence provided should be in the form of a letter or report from a general practitioner."

Do you accept or require a letter or report from a GP to process applications for driver exemption under S166?

 

5c) The guidance states: "The Government’s view is that decisions on exemptions will be fairer and more objective if medical assessments are
undertaken by professionals who have been specifically trained and who are independent of the applicant. We would recommend that independent
medical assessors are used where a long-term exemption is to be issued, and that LAs use assessors who hold appropriate professional qualifications
and who are not open to bias because of a personal or commercial connection to the applicant"

Have you appointed independent medical assessors to determine applications for medical exemption under S166?

 

5d) Please provide a copy of your application form for driver exemption under S166.

 

5e) The guidance states: "Section 172 of the Act enables drivers to appeal against the decision of a LA not to issue an exemption certificate. That
appeal should be made to the Magistrate’s Court, or a sheriff in Scotland, and must be made within 28 days beginning with the date of the refusal."

How many appeals against refusal to issue S166 exemptions have been heard?

 

5f) How many appeals against refusal to issue S166 exemptions were successful?

 

6) The guidance states: "We would therefore recommend that LAs also publish a list of vehicles that are accessible to passengers in wheelchairs who
are able to transfer from their wheelchair into a seat within the vehicle. It should be made clear however that this list of vehicles has not been
published for the purposes of section 165 of the Act and drivers of those vehicles are therefore not subject to the legal duties to provide
assistance."

Do you currently publish a list of vehicles that are accessible to passengers in wheelchairs who are able to transfer from their wheelchairs into a
seat within the vehicle?

 

We don’t yet have a list, the reason being that all our WAV’s are hackney carriage vehicles and are not linked to operators.

“Lists should set out the details of the make and model of the vehicle, together with specifying whether the vehicle is a taxi or private hire
vehicle, and stating the name of operator”. However, in the case of the vehicle being taxi’ we did not feel that the requirements would be that
helpful to the travelling public.

 

Therefore we have written to our proprietors to ask for permission to also include their contact details in the published list to provide a more
useful list for the public. Once we have agreement from the vehicle proprietors then we will be able to publish the list.

 

 

I hope the information provided here answers your enquiry.  If however,
you are unhappy with the outcome, or the way in which Chorley Council has
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stating your reasons for dissatisfaction.  Please quote the above
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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

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Dear Chorley Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Chorley Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'S167 List of Accessible Taxis: update after 6 months - C no fixed previous date'.

You haven't read my FOI request properly and have not provided the information I requested.

For your information: the publication of the list is not for the benefit of the public, it is specifically to put the drivers under the duty not to discriminate against wheelchair users. You have misconceived the whole point of a list under S167 of the Equality Act and you have not responded to most of my request.

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

Yours faithfully,

Doug Paulley

Dear foi,

I have just requested the ICO conduct a S50 assessment on the following basis.

Dear ICO,

Please conduct a S50 assessment of this request:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

My request was:

> I am writing this Freedom of Information Request in relation to
> your Council's compliance or otherwise with the Government's
> statutory guidance on implementation of S165-167 of the Equality
> Act, relating to taxi services for wheelchair users. All taxi
> licensing bodies are obliged under S167(6) to have "due regard" to
> the document "Access for wheelchair users to taxis and private hire
> vehicles: statutory guidance" at
> https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy... . The questions I raise
> below should be interpreted as requests for recorded information
> under the Freedom of Information Act.
>
> I have previously made a similar request to you in April 2017. 6+
> months later, I am repeating the request with some variations. I am
> repeating because the Statutory Guidance states "We would expect
> these arrangements to take no more than a maximum of six months to
> put in place, following the commencement of these provisions" -
> "these provisions" having been commenced on 6th April.
>
> In response to my previous FOI request on similar matters in April
> 2017, you indicated that you did not have a Section 167 list but
> were intending to create such a list, though you didn’t provide a
> date by which you hoped the list would be in place.
>
> 1) The Government guidance states: "Whilst LAs are under no
> specific legal obligation to maintain a list under section 167, the
> Government recommends strongly that they do so. Without such a list
> the requirements of section 165 of the Act do not apply, and drivers
> may continue to refuse the carriage of wheelchair users, fail to
> provide them with assistance, or to charge them extra."
> Please can you indicate whether you have changed your position
> since April, such that you do now have a list of wheelchair
> accessible taxis under your powers set out in Section 167 of the
> Equality Act 2010, and/or a list of wheelchair accessible private hire vehicles?
>
> 2) If you do now have such a list, please provide information in
> response to the following questions 2a) to 2j):
> 2a) On what date was it put in place?
> 2b) The statutory guidance states "The Government therefore
> recommends that a vehicle should only be included in the authority’s
> (S167) list if it would be possible for the user of a “reference
> wheelchair” to enter, leave and travel in the passenger compartment
> in safety and reasonable comfort whilst seated in their wheelchair."
> Is this the definition you have used for a taxi or PHV to be
> considered wheelchair accessible for the purposes of the list?
>
> 2c) The statutory guidance states: "Before drivers can be subject
> to the duties under section 165 of the Act, the LA must first
> publish their list of designated vehicles, and clearly mark it as
> ‘designated for the purposes of section 165 of the Act’. LAs should
> ensure that their designated lists are made easily available to
> passengers, and that vehicle owners and drivers are made aware.
> Lists should set out the details of the make and model of the
> vehicle, together with specifying whether the vehicle is a taxi or
> private hire vehicle, and stating the name of operator."
> Have you published your list? Is it marked "designated for the
> purposes of Section 165 of the Act"? Is the make and model of each
> vehicle listed? Is each vehicle identified as a taxi or a private
> hire vehicle? Is the name of the operator of each vehicle given in
> the list? Have you made owners and drivers of vehicles on the list
> aware that their vehicle has been listed?
>
> 2d) The guidance states: "it would also be helpful to include
> information about the size and weight of wheelchair that can be
> accommodated, and whether wheelchairs that are larger than a
> “reference wheelchair” can be accommodated."
> Does your list include information on each vehicle as to the size
> and weight of wheelchair that can be accommodated, and whether
> wheelchairs larger than a "reference wheelchair" can be accommodated?
>
> 2e) The guidance states: "We encourage LAs to provide drivers of
> taxis and PHVs who are not exempt from the duties with clear
> guidance on their duties with respect to the carriage of passengers
> in wheelchairs, either as part of existing driver-facing guidance,
> or as supplementary communication."
> Have you provided non-exempt taxi/PHV drivers with such guidance?
>
> 2f) The guidance states: "We recommend that licensing authority
> rules for drivers are updated to make clear when a meter can and cannot be left running".
> Have you updated such rules to make this clear?
>
> 2g) The guidance states: "Section 172 of the Act enables vehicle
> owners to appeal against the decision of a LA to include their
> vehicles on the designated list. That appeal should be made to the
> Magistrate’s Court, or in Scotland the sheriff, and must be made
> within 28 days of the vehicle in question being included on the LA’s published list."
> Please tell me how many such applications have been made to the
> Magistrates Court, and how many have been successful.
>
> 2h) How many drivers has the authority prosecuted for
> discriminatory behaviour contrary to S165 of the Act? How many such
> prosecutions were successful? What were the sentences?
>
> 2i) How many drivers licensed by yourselves have been prosecuted by
> other people or bodies for failure to comply with S165 of the Act?
> How many such prosecutions were successful? What were the sentences?
>
> 2j) Where drivers have been prosecuted under S165 of the Act, thus
> affecting their standing as a "fit and proper person", what
> resultant disciplinary action have you taken in respect of their
> taxi or private hire vehicle drivers' licenses?
>
> 3) If you do not have a S167 list or lists now, please indicate if
> you still intend to produce such a list.
>
> 4) If you don't have a S167 list but do intend to produce one,
> please provide information in response to questions 4a) and 4b) below.
> 4a) Please indicate when you intend to have the list in place.
> 4b) Where you have already made relevant decisions, please indicate
> whether you intend to comply with the elements of the statutory
> guidance set out in 2b) to 2f) above.
>
> 5) Irrespective of whether you have created a list or not or indeed
> whether you intend to create such a list, since 2010 you have been
> obliged to process applications under Section 166 of the Equality
> Act for driver medical exemptions from the duty to transport and not
> discriminate against wheelchair users. The Guidance states; "the Act
> allows LAs to grant exemptions from the duties to individual
> drivers. These provisions are contained in section 166, and were commenced on 1st October 2010."
>
> 5a) How many exemptions have you granted under S166 of the Equality Act 2010?
>
> 5b) The guidance states: "We understand that some licensing
> authorities have already put in place procedures for accessing and
> exempting drivers, and as an absolute minimum, we think that the
> evidence provided should be in the form of a letter or report from a general practitioner."
> Do you accept or require a letter or report from a GP to process
> applications for driver exemption under S166?
>
> 5c) The guidance states: "The Government’s view is that decisions
> on exemptions will be fairer and more objective if medical
> assessments are undertaken by professionals who have been
> specifically trained and who are independent of the applicant. We
> would recommend that independent medical assessors are used where a
> long-term exemption is to be issued, and that LAs use assessors who
> hold appropriate professional qualifications and who are not open to
> bias because of a personal or commercial connection to the applicant"
> Have you appointed independent medical assessors to determine
> applications for medical exemption under S166?
>
> 5d) Please provide a copy of your application form for driver exemption under S166.
>
> 5e) The guidance states: "Section 172 of the Act enables drivers to
> appeal against the decision of a LA not to issue an exemption
> certificate. That appeal should be made to the Magistrate’s Court,
> or a sheriff in Scotland, and must be made within 28 days beginning with the date of the refusal."
> How many appeals against refusal to issue S166 exemptions have been heard?
>
> 5f) How many appeals against refusal to issue S166 exemptions were successful?
>
> 6) The guidance states: "We would therefore recommend that LAs also
> publish a list of vehicles that are accessible to passengers in
> wheelchairs who are able to transfer from their wheelchair into a
> seat within the vehicle. It should be made clear however that this
> list of vehicles has not been published for the purposes of section
> 165 of the Act and drivers of those vehicles are therefore not
> subject to the legal duties to provide assistance."
> Do you currently publish a list of vehicles that are accessible to
> passengers in wheelchairs who are able to transfer from their
> wheelchairs into a seat within the vehicle?

Their sole response was:

> We don’t yet have a list, the reason being that all our WAV’s are
> hackney carriage vehicles and are not linked to operators.
>
> “Lists should set out the details of the make and model of the
> vehicle, together with specifying whether the vehicle is a taxi or private hire
> vehicle, and stating the name of operator”. However, in the case of
> the vehicle being taxi’ we did not feel that the requirements would be that
> helpful to the travelling public.
>
>
>
> Therefore we have written to our proprietors to ask for permission
> to also include their contact details in the published list to provide a more
> useful list for the public. Once we have agreement from the vehicle
> proprietors then we will be able to publish the list.

This fails to provide the following information as requested by me:

4a) when they intend to have the list in place

5a) how many driver exemptions they have issued under S166 of the
Equality Act (NB: S166 has been in place since 2010 so they have been
required to process applications for exemptions since then)

5b) whether they accept GP reports for exemption applications

5c) whether they have appointed an independent medical examiner to
consider such applications for exemption

5d) their application form for driver exemption

5e) how many appeals drivers have made against refusals to grant S166
exemption

5f) how many such appeals have been successful

6) whether they have published "a list of vehicles that are accessible
to passengers in wheelchairs who are able to transfer from their
wheelchair into a seat within the vehicle", as recommended by the
Department for Transport.

I asked them to conduct an internal review because their response was
incomplete, but regretfully they have not done so and more than 20
working days has passed. Please therefore conduct a S50 assessment of
their handling of this request, and in particular on their failure to
provide the above requested information.

Thank you

Doug Paulley

Yours sincerely,

Doug Paulley

Dear foi,

I've submitted a S50 request on the following basis.

Dear ICO

Please conduct an assessment of Rossendale council's handling of this
request: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

My concern is that they haven't answered these elements of my request:

> 3) If you do not have a S167 list or lists now, please indicate if
> you still intend to produce such a list.
>
> 4) If you don't have a S167 list but do intend to produce one,
> please provide information in response to questions 4a) and 4b) below.
> 4a) Please indicate when you intend to have the list in place.

Their response to both was simply:

> Please see answer to Question One.

Their response to Question One was

> At present we do not have a list under Section 167.

That doesn't provide the information I requested in 4a) and 3) above,
nor is it a valid exemption.

I asked for an internal review on 7th December. Sadly whilst they
acknowledged my request for internal review, they have neglected to
respond.

Please therefore conduct a S50 assessment of their handling of the
request, and in specific their failure to respond to elements 4a) and
3) of the request.

Thank you

Doug Paulley

Yours sincerely,

Doug Paulley

Dear foi,

I have written to the ICO again.

You are fast approaching a decision notice, you know...

Dear ICO

On 2nd February you said to me:

> I have written to each public authority recommending that they
> issue you with an internal review decision within 10 working days
> from the date of receipt of our letter.
>
> Significant or repeated unreasonable delays in dealing with
> internal reviews by public authorities are monitored and where
> appropriate further action may be taken.
>
> The cases have now been closed, however if you do not receive a
> response within 10 working days please contact us quoting the
> relevant reference number above.

Chorley haven't responded and 10+ working days have passed,

FS50719247
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Please take action.

Thank you

Doug Paulley

Yours sincerely,

Doug Paulley

foi, Chorley Borough Council

Good Morning Mr Paulley

 

I noticed that you had sent a request into us for further information
regarding FOI Request FOI/17/584.

 

We have had some computer issues this morning, please could you resend
your email for FOI request and we can look into this for you.

 

Kind Regards

 

Chorley Council

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Is this request
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Yours sincerely,

Doug Paulley

foi, Chorley Borough Council

Dear Mr Paulley 

Firstly, please accept my apologies that we haven’t contacted you sooner.

We are still investigating your concerns and should be able to issue a
full response to you in the next few days.

I appreciate this has taken longer than expected and appreciate your
continued patience.

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

 

Ally Lloyd
GDPR Compliance Officer
Chorley Council

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foi, Chorley Borough Council

 

Dear Mr Paulley

 

Please find below the decision of the Internal Review relating to S167 –
List of Accessible Taxis.

 

Firstly, please allow me to apologise for the delay responding to you.  We
aim to respond to requests for information as promptly and comprehensively
as possible, it is clear we have failed to do so on this occasion.  Please
be assured, that we are currently reviewing our procedures to prevent this
happening again.

 

In response to your request, please find below, Details of your original
request and our response provided in blue text.

 

I am writing this Freedom of Information Request in relation to your
Council's compliance or otherwise with the Government's statutory guidance
on implementation of S165-167 of the Equality Act, relating to taxi
services for wheelchair users. All taxi licensing bodies are obliged under
S167(6) to have "due regard" to the document "Access for wheelchair users
to taxis and private hire vehicles: statutory guidance" at
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...
. The questions I raise below should be interpreted as requests for
recorded information under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

I have previously made a similar request to you in April 2017. 6+ months
later, I am repeating the request with some variations. I am repeating
because the Statutory Guidance states "We would expect these arrangements
to take no more than a maximum of six months to put in place, following
the commencement of these provisions" - "these provisions" having been
commenced on 6th April.

 

In response to my previous FOI request on similar matters in April 2017,
you indicated that you did not have a Section 167 list but were intending
to create such a list, though you didn’t provide a date by which you hoped
the list would be in place.

 

1) The Government guidance states: "Whilst LAs are under no specific legal
obligation to maintain a list under section 167, the Government recommends
strongly that they do so. Without such a list the requirements of section
165 of the Act do not apply, and drivers may continue to refuse the
carriage of wheelchair users, fail to provide them with assistance, or to
charge them extra."

Please can you indicate whether you have changed your position since
April, such that you do now have a list of wheelchair accessible taxis
under your powers set out in Section 167 of the Equality Act 2010, and/or
a list of wheelchair accessible private hire vehicles?

No our position has not changed. 

 

2) If you do now have such a list, please provide information in response
to the following questions 2a) to 2j):

2a) On what date was it put in place?

Not applicable.

 

2b) The statutory guidance states "The Government therefore recommends
that a vehicle should only be included in the authority’s (S167) list if
it would be possible for the user of a “reference wheelchair” to enter,
leave and travel in the passenger compartment in safety and reasonable
comfort whilst seated in their wheelchair."

Is this the definition you have used for a taxi or PHV to be considered
wheelchair accessible for the purposes of the list?

Not applicable.

 

2c) The statutory guidance states: "Before drivers can be subject to the
duties under section 165 of the Act, the LA must first publish their list
of designated vehicles, and clearly mark it as ‘designated for the
purposes of section 165 of the Act’. LAs should ensure that their
designated lists are made easily available to passengers, and that vehicle
owners and drivers are made aware.  Lists should set out the details of
the make and model of the vehicle, together with specifying whether the
vehicle is a taxi or private hire vehicle, and stating the name of
operator."

Have you published your list? Is it marked "designated for the purposes of
Section 165 of the Act"? Is the make and model of each vehicle listed? Is
each vehicle identified as a taxi or a private hire vehicle? Is the name
of the operator of each vehicle given in the list? Have you made owners
and drivers of vehicles on the list aware that their vehicle has been
listed?

Not applicable.

 

2d) The guidance states: "it would also be helpful to include information
about the size and weight of wheelchair that can be accommodated, and
whether wheelchairs that are larger than a “reference wheelchair” can be
accommodated."

Does your list include information on each vehicle as to the size and
weight of wheelchair that can be accommodated, and whether wheelchairs
larger than a "reference wheelchair" can be accommodated?

Not applicable.

 

2e) The guidance states: "We encourage LAs to provide drivers of taxis and
PHVs who are not exempt from the duties with clear guidance on their
duties with respect to the carriage of passengers in wheelchairs, either
as part of existing driver-facing guidance, or as supplementary
communication."

Have you provided non-exempt taxi/PHV drivers with such guidance?

Not applicable.

 

2f) The guidance states: "We recommend that licensing authority rules for
drivers are updated to make clear when a meter can and cannot be left
running".

Have you updated such rules to make this clear?

Not applicable.

 

2g) The guidance states: "Section 172 of the Act enables vehicle owners to
appeal against the decision of a LA to include their vehicles on the
designated list. That appeal should be made to the Magistrate’s Court, or
in Scotland the sheriff, and must be made within 28 days of the vehicle in
question being included on the LA’s published list."

Please tell me how many such applications have been made to the
Magistrates Court, and how many have been successful.

Not applicable.

 

2h) How many drivers has the authority prosecuted for discriminatory
behaviour contrary to S165 of the Act? How many such prosecutions were
successful? What were the sentences?

Not applicable.

 

2i) How many drivers licensed by yourselves have been prosecuted by other
people or bodies for failure to comply with S165 of the Act? How many such
prosecutions were successful? What were the sentences?

Not applicable.

 

2j) Where drivers have been prosecuted under S165 of the Act, thus
affecting their standing as a "fit and proper person", what resultant
disciplinary action have you taken in respect of their taxi or private
hire vehicle drivers' licenses?

Not applicable.

 

3) If you do not have a S167 list or lists now, please indicate if you
still intend to produce such a list.

Yes.

 

4) If you don't have a S167 list but do intend to produce one, please
provide information in response to questions 4a) and 4b) below.

4a) Please indicate when you intend to have the list in place.

Currently unknown.

 

4b) Where you have already made relevant decisions, please indicate
whether you intend to comply with the elements of the statutory guidance
set out in 2b) to 2f) above.

2b) Yes.

2c) Yes to all.

2d) No.

2e) Yes.

2f) Yes.

 

5) Irrespective of whether you have created a list or not or indeed
whether you intend to create such a list, since 2010 you have been obliged
to process applications under Section 166 of the Equality Act for driver
medical exemptions from the duty to transport and not discriminate against
wheelchair users. The Guidance states; "the Act allows LAs to grant
exemptions from the duties to individual drivers. These provisions are
contained in section 166, and were commenced on 1st October 2010."

5a) How many exemptions have you granted under S166 of the Equality Act
2010?

None.

 

5b) The guidance states: "We understand that some licensing authorities
have already put in place procedures for accessing and exempting drivers,
and as an absolute minimum, we think that the evidence provided should be
in the form of a letter or report from a general practitioner."

Do you accept or require a letter or report from a GP to process
applications for driver exemption under S166?

Yes.

 

5c) The guidance states: "The Government’s view is that decisions on
exemptions will be fairer and more objective if medical assessments are
undertaken by professionals who have been specifically trained and who are
independent of the applicant. We would recommend that independent medical
assessors are used where a long-term exemption is to be issued, and that
LAs use assessors who hold appropriate professional qualifications and who
are not open to bias because of a personal or commercial connection to the
applicant"

Have you appointed independent medical assessors to determine applications
for medical exemption under S166?

Yes.

 

5d) Please provide a copy of your application form for driver exemption
under S166.

Not applicable.  We do not have a specific application form, we would
require the information in writing and a copy of the GP letter to then be
passed to our medical expert.

 

5e) The guidance states: "Section 172 of the Act enables drivers to appeal
against the decision of a LA not to issue an exemption certificate. That
appeal should be made to the Magistrate’s Court, or a sheriff in Scotland,
and must be made within 28 days beginning with the date of the refusal."

How many appeals against refusal to issue S166 exemptions have been heard?

None.

 

5f) How many appeals against refusal to issue S166 exemptions were
successful?

Not applicable.

 

6) The guidance states: "We would therefore recommend that LAs also
publish a list of vehicles that are accessible to passengers in
wheelchairs who are able to transfer from their wheelchair into a seat
within the vehicle. It should be made clear however that this list of
vehicles has not been published for the purposes of section 165 of the Act
and drivers of those vehicles are therefore not subject to the legal
duties to provide assistance."

Do you currently publish a list of vehicles that are accessible to
passengers in wheelchairs who are able to transfer from their wheelchairs
into a seat within the vehicle?

No.

 

I hope the information provided above is to your satisfaction.  If you
remain dissatisfied with our decision, you can appeal to the Information
Commissioner at:  Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, or by e-mail to [2][email address]

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Ally Lloyd
GDPR Compliance Officer
Chorley Council

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foi, Chorley Borough Council

 

Dear Mr Paulley

 

Please find below the decision of the Internal Review relating to S167 –
List of Accessible Taxis.

 

Firstly, please allow me to apologise for the delay responding to you.  We
aim to respond to requests for information as promptly and comprehensively
as possible, it is clear we have failed to do so on this occasion.  Please
be assured, that we are currently reviewing our procedures to prevent this
happening again.

 

In response to your request, please find below, Details of your original
request and our response provided in blue text.

 

I am writing this Freedom of Information Request in relation to your
Council's compliance or otherwise with the Government's statutory guidance
on implementation of S165-167 of the Equality Act, relating to taxi
services for wheelchair users. All taxi licensing bodies are obliged under
S167(6) to have "due regard" to the document "Access for wheelchair users
to taxis and private hire vehicles: statutory guidance" at
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...
. The questions I raise below should be interpreted as requests for
recorded information under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

I have previously made a similar request to you in April 2017. 6+ months
later, I am repeating the request with some variations. I am repeating
because the Statutory Guidance states "We would expect these arrangements
to take no more than a maximum of six months to put in place, following
the commencement of these provisions" - "these provisions" having been
commenced on 6th April.

 

In response to my previous FOI request on similar matters in April 2017,
you indicated that you did not have a Section 167 list but were intending
to create such a list, though you didn’t provide a date by which you hoped
the list would be in place.

 

1) The Government guidance states: "Whilst LAs are under no specific legal
obligation to maintain a list under section 167, the Government recommends
strongly that they do so. Without such a list the requirements of section
165 of the Act do not apply, and drivers may continue to refuse the
carriage of wheelchair users, fail to provide them with assistance, or to
charge them extra."

Please can you indicate whether you have changed your position since
April, such that you do now have a list of wheelchair accessible taxis
under your powers set out in Section 167 of the Equality Act 2010, and/or
a list of wheelchair accessible private hire vehicles?

No our position has not changed. 

 

2) If you do now have such a list, please provide information in response
to the following questions 2a) to 2j):

2a) On what date was it put in place?

Not applicable.

 

2b) The statutory guidance states "The Government therefore recommends
that a vehicle should only be included in the authority’s (S167) list if
it would be possible for the user of a “reference wheelchair” to enter,
leave and travel in the passenger compartment in safety and reasonable
comfort whilst seated in their wheelchair."

Is this the definition you have used for a taxi or PHV to be considered
wheelchair accessible for the purposes of the list?

Not applicable.

 

2c) The statutory guidance states: "Before drivers can be subject to the
duties under section 165 of the Act, the LA must first publish their list
of designated vehicles, and clearly mark it as ‘designated for the
purposes of section 165 of the Act’. LAs should ensure that their
designated lists are made easily available to passengers, and that vehicle
owners and drivers are made aware.  Lists should set out the details of
the make and model of the vehicle, together with specifying whether the
vehicle is a taxi or private hire vehicle, and stating the name of
operator."

Have you published your list? Is it marked "designated for the purposes of
Section 165 of the Act"? Is the make and model of each vehicle listed? Is
each vehicle identified as a taxi or a private hire vehicle? Is the name
of the operator of each vehicle given in the list? Have you made owners
and drivers of vehicles on the list aware that their vehicle has been
listed?

Not applicable.

 

2d) The guidance states: "it would also be helpful to include information
about the size and weight of wheelchair that can be accommodated, and
whether wheelchairs that are larger than a “reference wheelchair” can be
accommodated."

Does your list include information on each vehicle as to the size and
weight of wheelchair that can be accommodated, and whether wheelchairs
larger than a "reference wheelchair" can be accommodated?

Not applicable.

 

2e) The guidance states: "We encourage LAs to provide drivers of taxis and
PHVs who are not exempt from the duties with clear guidance on their
duties with respect to the carriage of passengers in wheelchairs, either
as part of existing driver-facing guidance, or as supplementary
communication."

Have you provided non-exempt taxi/PHV drivers with such guidance?

Not applicable.

 

2f) The guidance states: "We recommend that licensing authority rules for
drivers are updated to make clear when a meter can and cannot be left
running".

Have you updated such rules to make this clear?

Not applicable.

 

2g) The guidance states: "Section 172 of the Act enables vehicle owners to
appeal against the decision of a LA to include their vehicles on the
designated list. That appeal should be made to the Magistrate’s Court, or
in Scotland the sheriff, and must be made within 28 days of the vehicle in
question being included on the LA’s published list."

Please tell me how many such applications have been made to the
Magistrates Court, and how many have been successful.

Not applicable.

 

2h) How many drivers has the authority prosecuted for discriminatory
behaviour contrary to S165 of the Act? How many such prosecutions were
successful? What were the sentences?

Not applicable.

 

2i) How many drivers licensed by yourselves have been prosecuted by other
people or bodies for failure to comply with S165 of the Act? How many such
prosecutions were successful? What were the sentences?

Not applicable.

 

2j) Where drivers have been prosecuted under S165 of the Act, thus
affecting their standing as a "fit and proper person", what resultant
disciplinary action have you taken in respect of their taxi or private
hire vehicle drivers' licenses?

Not applicable.

 

3) If you do not have a S167 list or lists now, please indicate if you
still intend to produce such a list.

Yes.

 

4) If you don't have a S167 list but do intend to produce one, please
provide information in response to questions 4a) and 4b) below.

4a) Please indicate when you intend to have the list in place.

Currently unknown.

 

4b) Where you have already made relevant decisions, please indicate
whether you intend to comply with the elements of the statutory guidance
set out in 2b) to 2f) above.

2b) Yes.

2c) Yes to all.

2d) No.

2e) Yes.

2f) Yes.

 

5) Irrespective of whether you have created a list or not or indeed
whether you intend to create such a list, since 2010 you have been obliged
to process applications under Section 166 of the Equality Act for driver
medical exemptions from the duty to transport and not discriminate against
wheelchair users. The Guidance states; "the Act allows LAs to grant
exemptions from the duties to individual drivers. These provisions are
contained in section 166, and were commenced on 1st October 2010."

5a) How many exemptions have you granted under S166 of the Equality Act
2010?

None.

 

5b) The guidance states: "We understand that some licensing authorities
have already put in place procedures for accessing and exempting drivers,
and as an absolute minimum, we think that the evidence provided should be
in the form of a letter or report from a general practitioner."

Do you accept or require a letter or report from a GP to process
applications for driver exemption under S166?

Yes.

 

5c) The guidance states: "The Government’s view is that decisions on
exemptions will be fairer and more objective if medical assessments are
undertaken by professionals who have been specifically trained and who are
independent of the applicant. We would recommend that independent medical
assessors are used where a long-term exemption is to be issued, and that
LAs use assessors who hold appropriate professional qualifications and who
are not open to bias because of a personal or commercial connection to the
applicant"

Have you appointed independent medical assessors to determine applications
for medical exemption under S166?

Yes.

 

5d) Please provide a copy of your application form for driver exemption
under S166.

Not applicable.  We do not have a specific application form, we would
require the information in writing and a copy of the GP letter to then be
passed to our medical expert.

 

5e) The guidance states: "Section 172 of the Act enables drivers to appeal
against the decision of a LA not to issue an exemption certificate. That
appeal should be made to the Magistrate’s Court, or a sheriff in Scotland,
and must be made within 28 days beginning with the date of the refusal."

How many appeals against refusal to issue S166 exemptions have been heard?

None.

 

5f) How many appeals against refusal to issue S166 exemptions were
successful?

Not applicable.

 

6) The guidance states: "We would therefore recommend that LAs also
publish a list of vehicles that are accessible to passengers in
wheelchairs who are able to transfer from their wheelchair into a seat
within the vehicle. It should be made clear however that this list of
vehicles has not been published for the purposes of section 165 of the Act
and drivers of those vehicles are therefore not subject to the legal
duties to provide assistance."

Do you currently publish a list of vehicles that are accessible to
passengers in wheelchairs who are able to transfer from their wheelchairs
into a seat within the vehicle?

No.

 

I hope the information provided above is to your satisfaction.  If you
remain dissatisfied with our decision, you can appeal to the Information
Commissioner at:  Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, or by e-mail to [2][email address]

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Ally Lloyd
GDPR Compliance Officer
Chorley Council

( 01257 515151 | 8 [3]chorley.gov.uk
Watch over 100 professional cyclists compete in the Chorley Grand Prix on
Sunday 15 April.  Find out more [4]here.

You can make service requests online at [5]chorley.gov.uk, and it’s even
faster if you use '[6]My Account'

 

This e-mail and any attached files are confidential and may also be
legally privileged. They are intended solely for the intended addressee.
If they have come to you in error you must not use, copy or communicate
them to anyone. Please advise the sender and permanently delete the e-mail
and attachments. Please note that while Chorley Council has policies in
place requiring its staff to use e-mail in an appropriate manner, any
views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender may not
necessarily reflect the views of Chorley Council. Chorley Council may
monitor e-mails sent or received.

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