I am writing to invite your views on the creation of a centralised database to enable the identification of all taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) operating in England and Wales, for the enforcement and operation of charging Clean Air Zones.
The following consultation documents may be found at:
* Consultation document;
* Draft Regulatory Triage Assessment – on the impact on businesses of the creation of a centralised database.
Please complete your responses to the consultation on the Citizen Space consultation system https://consult.defra.gov.uk/airquality/identification-of-taxis-and-phvs-enteringcharging/. This is now the preferred way for consultation responses to be received and analysed. If you experience problems in filling out the online survey you may email responses to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Responses should be received by: 2 November 2018.
Consultation criteria This consultation is in line with the Consultation Principles. These can be found at: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/resource-library/consultation-principles-guidance.
If you do not want your response, including your name, contact details and any other personal information to be publicly available, please say so clearly in writing when you submit your response to the consultation. Please note, if your computer automatically includes a confidentiality disclaimer, this will not be considered as a confidentiality request.
Joint Air Quality Unit, Seacole Building, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF Please explain why you need to keep details confidential. We will take your reasons into account if someone asks for this information under freedom of information legislation. However, because of the law, we cannot promise that we will always be able to keep those details confidential.
We will summarise all responses and place this summary on our website at: www.gov.uk/defra. This summary will include a list of names and organisations that responded but not people’s personal names, addresses and other contact details. If you have comments or complaints about the consultation process, please address them to: Defra Consultation Co-ordinator, Area 1C, 1st Floor, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JR or email: email@example.com.
Joint Air Quality Unit