Agenda item - Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Driver Enforcement & Monitoring

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Agenda item

Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Driver Enforcement & Monitoring

Report of the Executive Director, Neighbourhoods, Communities and Housing (copy attached)


28.1    The Committee considered a report of the Executive Director, Neighbourhoods, Communities and Housing which provided an update for Members on enforcement action taken against Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Drivers and Applicants between November 2017 and February 2018.


28.2    Councillor Simson referred to details appertaining to a sexual offence which had been recorded which on the face of it appeared to very serious, notwithstanding that the driver’s licence did not appear to have been revoked, which gave cause for concern. Councillor Simson enquired whether there were any further details available in respect of this matter. The Hackney Carriage Officer, Martin Seymour stated that depending on the nature of the offence suspension or revocation was not automatic but was effected in instances which were of sufficient severity. The report was put together based on the submissions provided and although thorough investigations always took place in determining the action to be taken officers recorded information differently, he would seek to address the level of information provided going forward although it was likely that some differences would remain.


28.3    Councillor Morris referred to the fact that he was aware complaints continued to be received regarding over-ranking in Surrey Street. It was very important that such infringements were addressed and that the requirements of the “Blue Book” were upheld, Councillor Hyde concurred in that view.


28.4    Councillor Deane referred to instances of idling which also needed to be addressed. The Hackney Carriage Officer explained that processes were in place to monitor and address these issues and that he would seek to provide more detailed information as far as practicable in future reports.


28.5    RESOLVED - That the contents of the report are noted and that officers continue to take action as appropriate.

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