§ Mr. Wilkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many drivers of Hackney carriages in Greater London have had their licences revoked in each of the last five years. 
§ Mr. Hill
The number of licensed taxi drivers in London (Metropolitan Police District) who have had their licences revoked1 over the last five years is as follows:
Total number of revocations 1994 35 1995 34 1996 41 1997 25 1998 54 1999(January-November) 23
1The figures shown are for the initial decisions by the Licensing Authority, some of which were subsequently reduced to a period of suspension or set aside following:
- (a) reconsideration of the original decision at a personal hearing; and/or
- (b) an appeal to Horseferry Road Magistrates Court, under section 17 of the Transport Act 1985.