Statistics relating to Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Drivers

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Dear Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of information Act could I please request information on the following

1. In the last 18 months how many complaints have there been from members of the general public (excluding drivers licenced by NPT Council) have there been about taxis from outside of Cardiff working in Cardiff

2. In the last 18 months how many NPT Licensed drivers have been prosecuted for illegally plying for hire in NPT

3. In the last 18 months how many drivers licenced by councils other than NPT have been prosecuted for illegally plying for hire in NPT

4. In the last 18 months how many complaints about conduct have there been about NPT licenced drivers whilst working in NPT

5. In the last 18 months how many complaints about conduct have there been about NPT licenced drivers whilst working outside NPT

6. Finally could you provide me with the number of NPT Council school runs that start and finish outside of NPT Council Boundaries that are undertaken by NPT Licensed Operators

I look forward to your responses

Yours faithfully,

David James

FOI Team, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request, which was received today. We are generally required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to provide you with a response within 20 working days, which will be on or before 3rd July 2018. If we require any clarification or further details, we will contact you as soon as possible, if this is the case, then the timescale for response specified above may be subject to change.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you
FOI Team

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FOI Team, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Dear Mr. James,

I refer to your Freedom of Information request and apologise sincerely for the delay in Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council's response which is set out in the body of your request.

If you are dissatisfied with the response to your request, under the Authority's FOI Policy, you may appeal in writing setting out the reasons why you think the decision is erroneous, to the Authority's Monitoring Officer at the following address:-
 
Head of Legal Services & Monitoring Officer
Civic Centre
Port Talbot
SA13 1PJ
FOI Team
[Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council request email]

In the event that you appeal and are dissatisfied with that response, you may then appeal direct to the Information Commissioner, whose address is:
 
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
SK9 5AF.
 
Yours sincerely
FOI Team
[Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council request email]

We welcome correspondence in Welsh and will deal with Welsh and English correspondence to the same standards and timescales.
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Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef yn gyfrinachol ac at ddefnydd yr unigolyn neu'r corff y cyfeiriwyd hwy atynt yn unig. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn mewn camgymeriad, dylech hysbysu'r person a anfonodd yr e-bost ar unwaith. Hefyd, sylwer nad oes unrhyw sicrwydd nad yw'r e-bost hwn neu unrhyw ymgysylltiad yn rhydd o firws ac nad yw chwaith wedi'i ryng-gipio na'i newid.

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Dear Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Statistics relating to Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Drivers'.

I Still have not had a response to my FOI request made back in July. Please respond asap

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,

David James

FOI Team, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Dear Mr. James,

I write to acknowledge receipt of your email in respect of the above and confirm that this has been forwarded to the relevant person to undertake a review of your Freedom of Information request.

Yours sincerely,
FOI Team
[Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council request email]

We welcome correspondence in Welsh and will deal with Welsh and English correspondence to the same standards and timescales.
Croesewir gohebiaeth yn y Gymraeg a byddwn yn ymdrin â gohebiaeth Gymraeg a Saesneg i’r un safonau ac amserlenni

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Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef yn gyfrinachol ac at ddefnydd yr unigolyn neu'r corff y cyfeiriwyd hwy atynt yn unig. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn mewn camgymeriad, dylech hysbysu'r person a anfonodd yr e-bost ar unwaith. Hefyd, sylwer nad oes unrhyw sicrwydd nad yw'r e-bost hwn neu unrhyw ymgysylltiad yn rhydd o firws ac nad yw chwaith wedi'i ryng-gipio na'i newid.

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Craig Griffiths, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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Dear Sir

 

As you will be aware, from previous correspondence between the Neath Port
Talbot County Borough Council (“the Council”) and yourself, under the
Council’s Freedom of Information Appeal process I am designated by the
Council to consider any requests for internal reviews of any decisions
taken by officers of the Council to refuse to release information which
has been requested by members of the public under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  The appeal or request for a review was sent to me
via email on the 14^th September 2018, having been received by the Council
via email on the same date.

 

I note from your email requesting an internal review that you have still
not had a response to your FOI request made back in July. Looking back on
our records we do not seem to have received a request from you in July
2018. We did receive a request on the 4^th June 2018, which was responded
to (copy attached – but for ease of reference set out below), albeit
outside of the timescale but we are unable to find any request from July
2018. Upon looking at the Whatdotheynow website, I can only see reference
to the June request.

 

I would be grateful therefore if you could confirm whether it is this
request you are referring to or whether there is additional request. If
additional, I would be most grateful if you could send me a copy whereupon
I will make the necessary enquiries.

 

The Council acknowledges that the response was outside of the twenty
working day period prescribed by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
we apologise for the delay here in responding to you. The Council takes a
dim view of non-compliance and I will be raising the matter with the
relevant section and officers and reminding them of their responsibilities
to comply with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

I would be grateful for your clarification at your earliest convenience.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Craig Griffiths

Head of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer

 

 

1. In the last 18 months how many complaints have there been from members
of the general public (excluding drivers licenced by NPT Council) have
there been about taxis from outside of Cardiff working in Cardiff - 0

 

2. In the last 18 months how many NPT Licensed drivers have been
prosecuted for illegally plying for hire in NPT - 0

 

3. In the last 18 months how many drivers licenced by councils other than
NPT have been prosecuted for illegally plying for hire in NPT - 0

 

4. In the last 18 months how many complaints about conduct have there been
about NPT licenced drivers whilst working in NPT - 81

 

5. In the last 18 months how many complaints about conduct have there been
about NPT licenced drivers whilst working outside NPT - Nothing recorded.

 

6. Finally could you provide me with the number of NPT Council school runs
that start and finish outside of NPT Council Boundaries that are
undertaken by NPT Licensed Operators - None

 

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Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef yn gyfrinachol
ac at ddefnydd yr unigolyn neu'r corff y cyfeiriwyd hwy atynt yn unig. Os
ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn mewn camgymeriad, dylech hysbysu'r person
a anfonodd yr e-bost ar unwaith. Hefyd, sylwer nad oes unrhyw sicrwydd nad
yw'r e-bost hwn neu unrhyw ymgysylltiad yn rhydd o firws ac nad yw chwaith
wedi'i ryng-gipio na'i newid.

 

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