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21 (1) The Taxis Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 (c. 4) shall be amended as follows.
(2) In section 5 (hiring of taxis at separate fares - general), in subsection (1) for paragraph (c) (operator authorised under operator's licence) there shall be substituted the following paragraph—
“(c)a service agreement or service permit under the Transport Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 so provides.”.
(3) In section 8 (operator's licence authorising separate fares)—
(a)paragraph (a) shall cease to have effect;
(b)in paragraph (b), for the words “that taxi service” there shall be substituted the words “ a taxi service for or in respect of the carriage of passengers at separate fares ”;
(c)in the heading for the word “authorising” there shall be substituted the words “ conditions relating to ”.
(4) The following provisions shall cease to have effect—
(a)section 9 (duty to give information for the purposes of section 10);
(b)section 10 (functions of the Department of the Environment in relation to licence authorising separate fares);
(c)section 11 (appeals in relation to operator's licence authorising separate fares);
(d)section 54(3) (licence authorising separate fares deemed for purposes of section 14 of Finance Act (Northern Ireland) 1966 to be road service licence under Part 2 of 1967 Act).
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