TAXI LICENSING & SEX OFFENDERS - Public safety, Safeguarding & Child Protection

Eve Thomas made this Freedom of Information request to Blackpool Borough Council

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The request was refused by Blackpool Borough Council.

Dear Blackpool Borough Council,

I am writing to make an open Government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

With this in mind could you please provide the following information:

1. How many registered sex offenders currently (10.08.17) hold a taxi drivers' licence issued by Blackpool Borough Council?

2. Please provide the protocol/practices followed by Blackpool Borough Council for registered sex offenders who apply for a taxi drivers' licence.

3. From April 2016 - March 2017 how many taxi licenses have been issued to registered sex offenders by Blackpool Borough Council?

4. How many are currently registered with Blackpool Borough Council as sex offender status?

I would like the above information to be provided to us as paper or electronic copies, audio tape version or an opportunity to view.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to this with page references and URLs if necessary.

I understand that you are required to respond to this request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

I look forward to hearing from you.
Kindest Regards

Eve Thomas

FOI, Blackpool Borough Council

Thank you for your email.


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council department to gather the information. The department may respond
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Governance Team via [1][Blackpool Borough Council request email].


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than 20 working days after the date of receipt. If we need to extend this
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Information Governance Team


Blackpool Council



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Dear Ms Thomas

Please see letter attached.

Kind Regards

Information Governance Team
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