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Immediate Hiring Of Taxis At Separate Fares

Volume 79: debated on Tuesday 21 May 1985

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Amendments made:

No. 47, in page 11, line 7, leave out from 'In' to 'for' in line 9 and insert

'the circumstances mentioned in subsection (1A) below, a licensed taxi may be hired'.

No. 48, in page 11, line 16, at end insert—

'(lA) The circumstances are that—

  • (a) the taxi is hired in an area where a scheme made under this section is in operation;
  • (b) the taxi is licensed by the licensing authority for that area; and
  • (c) the hiring falls within the terms of the scheme.'
  • No. 49, in page 11, line 17, leave out 'the appropriate'.

    No. 50, in page 11, line 25, leave out from first 'in' to the end and insert

    'that area. (2A) For the purposes of this section, a licensing authority may make a scheme for their area and shall make such a scheme if the holders of at least ten per cent. of the taxi licences issued by the authority request the authority in writing to do so.

    (2B) Any scheme made under this section shall—

  • (a) designate the places in the area from which taxis may be hired under the scheme ("authorised places");
  • (b) specify the requirements to be met for the purposes of the scheme in relation to the hiring of taxis at separate fares; and
  • (c) if made otherwise than by the Secretary of State—
  • (i) include such provision, or provision of such description, as may be prescribed for the purposes of this sub-paragraph;
  • (ii) not include provision of any such description as may be prescribed for the purposes of this sub-paragraph.'.
  • No. 51, in page 11, line 26, leave out from 'Any', to `may' in line 27 and insert

    'scheme made under this section'.

    No. 52, in page 11, line 36, leave out 'so hired' and insert

    'on any such hiring. (3A) A licensing authority may, subject to subsection (2B) above, vary any scheme made by them under this section.

    (3B) Any scheme under this section, other than one made by the Secretary of State, and any variation of such a scheme shall be made in accordance with the prescribed procedure.'.

    No. 53, in page 11, line 38, leave out subsection (4).

    No. 54, in page 12, line 3, after 'section', insert—

  • ' (a) the hiring of a taxi falls within the terms of a scheme if—
  • (i) it is hired from an authorised place; and
  • (ii) the hiring meets the requirements specified by the licensing authority as those to be met for the purposes of the scheme; and
  • (b) '
  • No. 55, in page 12, line 6, leave out 'determinations' and insert 'a scheme'.— [Mr. Ridley.]