The Senior Practitioner –Licensing presented to the
Committee an update on the provision of Closed Circuit Television
(CCTV) in licensed Hackney Carriage and private hire
The Licensing and
Environmental Health Committee established a working group in 2018
for matters concerning hackney carriage and private hire vehicles.
The group resolved to revisit the matter of CCTV once further
statutory guidance had been published.
An extract of draft
guidance from the Department for Transport relating to the
installation of CCTV in licensed vehicles was attached as appendix
to the report, however Officers stressed that the guidance is
subject to change prior to publication. Further guidance
from the Local Government Association on
“Developing an approach to mandatory CCTV in taxis and
PHVs” was also attached as an appendix. Safeguarding guidance has yet to
be published due to the COVID-19, Officers will provide full
details to the Committee when the guidance becomes
Practitioner – Licensing highlighted that the guidance
available at present clarifies that if the Council chooses to
mandate CCTV for all it’s licensed vehicles, the Council will
be responsible for all the data collected.
Members were pleased
with the guidance provided and were in agreement further time and
consideration was required before any more progress could be made
on the matter.
RESOLVED: That the
Committee note the report.