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Freedom of Information Request

Blue Badge scheme - number of applicants

Received: 27 December 2019

Good day,

I would like to make a request to your organisation under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and any other relevant legislation. If you are not the correct part of your organisation for dealing with such matters, please forward this message to the correct people.

My request concerns the 'Blue Badge' scheme as run in England, under legislation and guidance from Department for Transport (DfT). See https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/blue-badge-scheme

I would like the following information please:

1. The number of applications made to your organisation for a Blue Badge in the 2018-19 financial year and the number (or proportion if number is unavailable) of these applications that were successful and unsuccessful.

2. The total number of applications made to your organisation for a Blue Badge under the parts of recently-introduced DfT guidance around 'non-visibile' or 'hidden' disabilities such as Autism and Anxiety and the number (or proportion if number is unavailable) of these applications that were successful and unsuccessful.
Where data do not exist for the financial year specified in part 1 above, please provide data for the most recent twelve months that are available. If data is provided that collectively covers both 'visisble' and 'non-visible' disabilities, I request the data to be distinguished if possible. (For example, 100 total applications, of which 16 were for 'non-visible' disabilities).

For part 2 above, please only include (if possible) data on those applications that are new and which have been made on the basis of the newly-included 'non-visible' disabilities, for which DfT guidance has been issued this year.

If further break downs of data are present, for example numbers around applications that were sent to independent or external assessors before a final decision, then please include these too providing it requires no substantial additional work to do so.

Likewise, if applications went to appeal and the decision was subsequently altered, please include data on this if it is present alongside the data requested in parts 1 or 2 above.

If you require further clarification of my request, please contact me on this email address.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (some exceeds appropriate limit) - application/pdf - Download

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