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Taxis: Licensing

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL13057, tabled on 23 January 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government which local authority licensing committees in England do not require the applicant for (1) a black cab licence, and (2) a private hire licence, to undertake the Knowledge test.

Answered on

6 February 2019

The Department for Transport does not hold information as to which licensing authorities include a topographical knowledge assessment as part of their requirements to issue a taxi or private hire vehicle driver licence. This information is held by licensing authorities.