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Taxis Act (Northern Ireland) 2008

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The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50)

3.  In section 32(5) (taxi accessibility regulations), for the definition of “taxi” substitute—

“taxi” means a taxi within the meaning of the Taxis Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 which is licensed under section 13 of that Act for use in standing or plying for hire or reward or to carry passengers for hire or reward..

4.  In section 34 (new licences conditional on compliance with accessibility taxi regulations)—

(a)for subsection (1) substitute—

(1) The Department of the Environment shall not grant a taxi licence under section 13 of the Taxis Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 for a taxi unless the vehicle conforms with those provisions of the taxi accessibility regulations with which it will be required to conform if licensed.;

(b)in subsection (2) after “such a licence” insert “or a public service vehicle licence granted under Article 61 of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981”.

5.  In section 37A (carrying of assistance dogs in private hire vehicles)—

(a)for “private hire vehicle”, each place it occurs, substitute “taxi”;

(b)in subsection (9)—

(i)for the definition of “driver” substitute

“driver” means a person who holds a taxi driver’s licence granted under—

(a)Article 79A of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981; or

(b)section 23 of the Taxis Act (Northern Ireland) 2008;;

(ii)after the definition of “assistance dog” insert—

“booking” means a taxi booking within the meaning given by section 57(1) of the Taxis Act (Northern Ireland) 2008;;

(iii)for the definition of “operator” substitute—

“operator” means a person who holds an operator’s licence granted under section 2 of the Taxis Act (Northern Ireland) 2008;.

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