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

Eve Thomas made this Freedom of Information request to Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Bury Metropolitan 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 Bury Borough Council?

2. Please provide the protocol/practices followed by Bury 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 Bury Borough Council?

4. How many are currently registered with Bury 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

Customer Contact Team, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

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2815642.

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PA Localities, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Thomas

 

Request for Information - Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

 

I confirm receipt of your request for information below.

 

Your request is being dealt with under FOIA.

 

In accordance with FOIA you will receive a response within 20 working days
from the date we received your request. If this is not possible, you will
be advised accordingly.

 

Should you have any queries, please respond using this email.

 

Yours sincerely

 

David Fowler

Assistant Director (Localities)

 

Sent on behalf of David Fowler

 

 

From: [1][email address]
[[2]mailto:[email address]]
Sent: 14 August 2017 13:11
To: CEX-FOI Requests
Subject: Freedom of Information Request Resources and Regulation

 

     Customer Contact Team

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Call details (Crm number): 2815642 Recorded: 14/08/2017 13:10:33

Name/Business: Eve Thomas
Address: 

Contact Number: , Mobile Phone: 

Email Address: [3][FOI #424705 email]

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Freedom of Information Request for Resources and Regulations

Teams selected: Licensing
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 Bury Borough Council?

2. Please provide the protocol/practices followed by Bury 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 Bury Borough Council?

4. How many are currently registered with Bury 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

The request has been sent to the following departments: Resources and
Regulation

If you have any further questions about this issue please ring 5353, or
Email [4][Bury Council request email] quoting the CRM reference
number. 

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Yours faithfully
Customer Contact Team
Bury Council

PA's - R&R, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Thomas

 

Please see the attached response to your freedom of information request
below.

 

Kind regards

 

Katie

 

Katie Young

PA to David Fowler - Assistant Director (Localities)

Department for Resources & Regulation | Bury Council

3 Knowsley Place | Duke Street | Bury BL9 0EJ

 

(   Phone  : 0161 253 5518

*   E-mail :  [1][email address]

 

 

(Please note this post is shared with Kelly Boyd.  My hours of work are
Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays and Fridays and Kelly’s hours of work are
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings)

 

 

 

From: [2][email address]
[[3]mailto:[email address]]
Sent: 14 August 2017 13:11
To: CEX-FOI Requests
Subject: Freedom of Information Request Resources and Regulation

 

     Customer Contact Team

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Call details (Crm number): 2815642 Recorded: 14/08/2017 13:10:33

Name/Business: Eve Thomas
Address: 

Contact Number: , Mobile Phone: 

Email Address: [4][FOI #424705 email]

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 c. Freedom of Information Request for Resources and Regulations

Teams selected: Licensing
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 Bury Borough Council? 0

2. Please provide the protocol/practices followed by Bury Borough
Council for registered sex offenders who apply for a taxi drivers'
licence. If an applicant was found to have an offence on their
Disclosure and Barring Check their application would have to appear
before the Licensing and Safety Panel for consideration in line with
the Councils Conviction Guidelines. The conviction guidelines state
“Sexual and Indecency Offences Any individual currently on the sex
offenders’ register would not normally be granted a licence.”

3. From April 2016 - March 2017 how many taxi licenses have been issued to
registered sex offenders by Bury Borough Council? 0

4. How many are currently registered with Bury Borough Council as sex
offender status? 0

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

The request has been sent to the following departments: Resources and
Regulation

If you have any further questions about this issue please ring 5353, or
Email [5][Bury Council request email] quoting the CRM reference
number. 

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Yours faithfully
Customer Contact Team
Bury Council

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