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Taxi-Cab badges (FOI)

Taxi-Cab badges (FOI)

Produced by the Bailiff's Chamber
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 05 April 2024.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Please advise how many women are there out the 360 people that have badges entitling them to drive a taxi. 


Please advise how many women are there out of the 100 qualified drivers that are on the waiting list for a plate. 


Please advise if it correct that drivers can affiliate only to one company or booking entity? If so, what is the relevant regulation?


A and B

The Government of Jersey does not maintain a record regarding the gender of the PSV badge holders, therefore this information is not held and Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies. 

A Scheduled Public Authority is not required to manipulate or create new data sets when responding to a Freedom of Information request if the requested information is not already held in the requested format. 

PSV drivers can only be affiliated to one company/booking entity as detailed in their licence conditions.

In accordance with Article 6(1)(b) of the Motor Traffic (Jersey) Law 1935 the PSV vehicle must be operated in accordance with the conditions set out on the licence.

Under Article 9(2) and (3) the Minister for Infrastructure (the ‘Minister’) can apply conditions to a PSV licence as they feel necessary and desirable.

Motor Traffic (Jersey) Law 1935 (​​

Article applied

Article 3 Meaning of “information held by a public authority”

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a)     it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or

(b)     it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.

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