Private Hire Licence process

MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


We understand that approximately 1,000 new private hire drivers are licenced by TfL each month. Can you confirm that all of these have received satisfactory CRB checks? If not, how many have not and what were the reasons for this?


Answer for Private Hire Licence process

Answer for Private Hire Licence process

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes. In order to provide a complete application, all applicants are required to provide an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure as part of their application. No applicant is licensed until a DBS disclosure has been provided and fully assessed to ensure it meets TfL's guidelines to ensure the applicant is 'fit and proper' to be licensed.