Statistics for Hackney Cabs

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Glasgow Taxi Association

Dear City of Edinburgh Council,

We would be grateful if you could provide the following:

(1) Total number of hackney cabs licensed by Edinburgh City Council;

(2) Percentage and/or numbers of cabs in the following age categories:

(a) over 20 years old
(b) 15 - 20 years old
(c) 10 - 15 years old
(d) 5 - 10 years old
(e) under 5 years old

(3) Average test percentage failure rate of hackney cabs at first presentation in the past 12 months.

Yours faithfully,

Winston Smith

Glasgow Taxi Association
Clyde Offices
48 West George St
G1 1BP

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City of Edinburgh Council

Mr Winston Smith

Date: 28/06/2016

Our ref: 11874

Dear Mr Smith

Acknowledgement of Request

Subject: Statistics for Hackney Cabs

Thank you for your request for information received on 26/06/2016. I can confirm that your request will be processed under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, Environmental Information Regulations (Scotland) 2004, or the INSPIRE (Scotland) Regulations 2009.

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Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Unit
Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340
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City of Edinburgh Council

Mr Winston Smith

[FOI #341893 email]

Date: 25/07/2016

Our ref: 11874

Dear Mr Smith

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Partial Release of Information

Subject: Statistics for Hackney Cabs

Thank you for your request for information of 26/06/2016, which has been processed under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Unfortunately, the Council is only able to meet part of your request; this information is released to you below.

(1) Total number of hackney cabs licensed by Edinburgh City Council

The Council published Licensing Registers which provides this information. http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/fi... At present we have 1316 licensed taxis.

(2) Percentage and/or numbers of cabs in the following age categories:

(a) over 20 years old
1 – 0.07%

(b) 15 - 20 years old
140 – 11%

(c) 10 - 15 years old
203 – 16%

(d) 5 - 10 years old
353 – 28%

(e) under 5 years old
570 – 45%

The 49 that are not included in the table are in the process of vetting.

(3) Average test percentage failure rate of hackney cabs at first presentation in the past 12 months.

This information can be found in the report entitled “Taxi Examination Centre – Vehicle Inspection Pass Rates” which was submitted to the Regulatory Committee on 24 June 2016. The report can be viewed at the following link: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/meetings/mee... - item 6.3.

Under the terms of the Act, a request for information can be refused where one or more of the exemptions listed in the Act apply. In this instance, the Council is claiming an exemption under section 25 of the Act because the information is ‘otherwise accessible’.

If you do have difficulty in accessing the information or if you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the reference number above.

To promote transparency and accountability, please note it is the Council’s policy to publish all request details and responses made under the freedom of information legislation. This information will be made available through the Council’s website and will not include your personal details. The disclosure log is available at the following link: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/homepage/175...

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I appreciate that our decision may disappoint you and I am sorry that we have not been able to release all the information you requested on this occasion. If you are unhappy with the way we have dealt with your request, you can ask us to review our actions and decisions by writing to:

Head of Strategy (interim)
The City of Edinburgh Council
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4, East Market Street
Edinburgh
EH8 8BG or,
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Email: [email address]

Yours sincerely

Sue Brown
Information Rights Officer

Information Governance Unit
Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Glasgow Taxi Association

Dear City of Edinburgh Council,

Thank you very much for your swift and comprehensive reply to this FOI request.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Smith
Glasgow Taxi Association
Clyde Offices
48 West Regent St
Glasgow G1 1BP