FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

08 March 2022

We are seeking data on all taxis and private hire vehicles your council has licenced, specifically:


a)    Vehicle Registration Mark (VRM/Registration Plate) e.g. EX54PDU

b)    Vehicle description e.g. Toyota Prius

c)    The dates the vehicle was licenced from and to, e.g. Start of licence: 01/01/2020 - End of licence: 05/10/2021

d)    Name of the council the vehicle was licenced to.


This should relate to both those licences that are valid currently and all that have expired and remain within your historical records.


East Herts Council Response

01 April 2022


Further to your request for Information it is not possible to provide all the information you requested.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 this document acts as a notification of the Information that can be released and also under Section 17 of the Act a Refusal Notice to that Information that cannot be released.

We are unable to provide registration details of the vehicles as this is considered to be personal information under section 40 of the Freedom of information act

This is supported by the following cases 

FS50793373 and tribunal decisions  EA/2019/0025 and EA/2019/0083.

Other details are attached


If you are unsatisfied with the way the Council has handled your request please let us know in the first instance so that an internal review can be carried out. Additionally,  If you have any queries about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

For re-use of information and conditions on the use of personal data  please see

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Telephone 0303 123 1113


It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.


Thank you for your request.