English Language Requirement for PHV Drivers (7)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0271
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

To become a UK citizen you won't need to prove your knowledge of English if you're a citizen of: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago or the USA. Why do citizens, or former citizens, of those countries need to prove your knowledge of English to become a PHV driver?

Answer

Answer for English Language Requirement for PHV Drivers (7)

Answer for English Language Requirement for PHV Drivers (7)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are specific statutory exceptions that allow nationality to be considered for immigration cases.  These are not applicable in a Private Hire Vehicle context, meaning that any exception based on nationality is not permissible.