§ Mr. Chris Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what access his Department has, and by what means, to details of the names and addresses of licensed taxi drivers in(a) Glasgow, (b) Birmingham and (c) elsewhere.
§ Mr. Lee
My Department's investigators requested and obtained from the local authorities in Glasgow and in Birmingham lists of the names of licensed taxi and private hire car drivers. They would adopt the same method in other parts of the country.