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Public Service Vehicles (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1998 No. 76

ROAD TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES

Public Service Vehicles (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

Made

6th March 1998

Coming into operation

20th April 1998

The Department of the Environment, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Articles 61(1), 66(1), 80 and 218(1) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(1) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, and with the approval of the Department of Finance and Personnel(2) in relation to regulation 2, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Public Service Vehicles (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 and shall come into operation on 20th April 1998.

Amendment of the Public Service Vehicles Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1985

2.—(1) The Public Service Vehicles Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1985(3) shall be amended as provided in paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) In regulation 10 (refund of fees), in paragraph (2), in the definition of “exceptional circumstances”, the words “an epidemic, severe weather,” shall be omitted.

(3) In Schedule 7 (fees for vehicle licences)(4), in paragraphs 1(b) and 2(b), for “£35·00”, in each place where that figure occurs, there shall be substituted “£45·00”.

Revocation

3.  Regulation 2(4) of the Public Service Vehicles (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(5) is hereby revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on

L.S.

J. Ritchie

Assistant Secretary

4th March 1998.

The Department of Finance and Personnel hereby approves regulation 2.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on

L.S.

D. Thomson

Assistant Secretary

6th March 1998.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations further amend Schedule 7 to the Public Service Vehicles Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1985 by increasing the fee to be accompanied with an application or re-application (following a refusal) for a vehicle licence for a bus from £35 to £45.

(1)

S.I. 1981/154 (N.I. 1); see Article 2(2) for the definition of “Department” and “prescribed”

(2)

Formerly the Department of Finance. See S.I. 1982/338 (N.I. 6), Article 3

(3)

S.R. 1985 No. 123; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 1995 No. 446 and S.R. 1996 No. 143

(4)

Schedule 7 was substituted by S.R. 1996 No. 143, regulation 2

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