§ Mr. Amess
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from chief constables on the practice of police forces with regard to checks as to whether or not those people issued with hackney carriage licences have a criminal record and on the passing of such information to licensing authorities.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
No. Guidance to the police on the disclosure of criminal records in exceptional cases does not provide for disclosure for this purpose.