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Taxis Act (Northern Ireland) 2008

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 REGULATION OF TAXI OPERATORS

    1. CHAPTER 1 GENERAL

      1. 1.Requirement for operator's licence

      2. 2.Operator's licences

      3. 2A.Operator's licences for persons subject to immigration control

      4. 3.Duties of licensed operators, etc.

      5. 4.Hirings accepted on behalf of another operator

    2. CHAPTER 2 HIRING OF TAXIS AT SEPARATE FARES

      1. 5.Hiring of taxis at separate fares – General

      2. 6.Compliance with a Departmental taxi-sharing scheme

      3. 7.Advance booking

      4. 8.Operator's licence conditions relating to separate fares

      5. 9.Information

      6. 10.Functions in relation to operator's licence authorising separate fares

      7. 11.Appeals in relation to operator's licence authorising separate fares

  3. PART 2 REGULATION OF TAXIS

    1. 12.Requirement for taxi licence

    2. 13.Taxi licences

    3. 14.Duties of owners of licensed taxis

    4. 15.Identification of licensed vehicles

    5. 16.Regulation of fares, etc.

    6. 17.Display and publication, etc. of fares

    7. 18.Regulation of taximeters etc.

    8. 19.Taxis not to carry more than the prescribed number of persons

    9. 20.Regulations concerning taxis or use of taxis

    10. 21.Orders concerning taxis, taxi stands etc.

  4. PART 3 REGULATION OF DRIVERS OF TAXIS

    1. 22.Requirement for taxi driver's licence

    2. 23.Taxi driver's licences

    3. 23A.Taxi driver's licences for persons subject to immigration control

    4. 24.Issue of driver's badges etc.

  5. PART 4 LICENCES: GENERAL PROVISIONS

    1. 25.Applications for licences, etc.

    2. 26.Power to suspend, revoke or curtail licences

    3. 27.Suspension, revocation and curtailment under section 26: procedure etc.

    4. 28.Variation of licence on request

    5. 29.Variation of operator's licence by Department

    6. 30.Fees

    7. 31.Production of documents

    8. 32.Return of licences, etc.

    9. 33.Register of licences

    10. 34.Appeals

    11. 35.Effect of appeal on decision appealed against

    12. 36.Regulations in respect of appeals

  6. PART 5 ENFORCEMENT

    1. 37.Enforcement notices

    2. 38.Powers of entry

    3. 39.Power to stop and examine licensed taxis

    4. 40.Power to stop and examine motor vehicles suspected of illegal taxiing etc.

    5. 41.Power of seizure

    6. 42.Regulations concerning vehicles and equipment seized under section 38 or 41

    7. 43.Taxi touts

    8. 44.False statements, forgery and power of seizure in connection with certain documents

    9. 45.Obstruction of authorised officers etc.

    10. 46.Offences due to fault of other person

    11. 47.Offences by corporations

    12. 48.Offences

  7. PART 6 MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL

    1. 49.Access to information

    2. 50.Publication of information

    3. 51.Payment of grants

    4. 52.Training

    5. 53.Service of notices

    6. 54.Application of other statutory provisions

    7. 55.Ancillary and transitional provisions etc.

    8. General

      1. 56.Orders and regulations

      2. 56A.Persons disqualified by reason of immigration status

      3. 56B.Immigration offences and immigration penalties

      4. 57.Interpretation

      5. 58.Consequential amendments and repeals

      6. 59.Commencement

      7. 60.Short title

  8. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      ENTRIES TO BE INSERTED IN PART 1 OF SCHEDULE 1 TO THE ROAD TRAFFIC OFFENDERS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1996 IN RESPECT OF OFFENCES UNDER THIS ACT

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      MINOR AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

      1. The Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 1)

        1. 1.In Article 2(2) (interpretation), in the definition of “the Road...

        2. 2.In Article 66A(1) (car-sharing arrangements), after “public service vehicle” insert...

      2. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50)

        1. 3.In section 32(5) (taxi accessibility regulations), for the definition of...

        2. 4.In section 34 (new licences conditional on compliance with accessibility...

        3. 5.In section 37A (carrying of assistance dogs in private hire...

      3. The Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (NI 18)

        1. 6.In Article 2(2) (general interpretation)— (a) in the definition of...

        2. 7.In Article 17 (power to administer preliminary tests) in paragraph...

        3. 8.In Article 63(3) (obligatory test certificates), for sub-paragraph (b) substitute—...

        4. 9.In Article 76 (inspection of public passenger vehicles and goods...

        5. 10.In Article 78(1) (prohibitions conditional on inspection, etc.), after “not...

      4. The Road Traffic Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (NI 10)

        1. 11.In Article 2(2) (general interpretation), in the definition of “the...

      5. The Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (NI 2)

        1. 12.In Article 2(2) (interpretation) in the definition of “the Road...

      6. The Traffic Management (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 (NI 14)

        1. 13.In Schedule 1 (contraventions subject to penalty charges)—

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      REPEALS

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