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The Taxis Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 (Retention and Disposal of Seized Motor Vehicles, Equipment and Items) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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2.  In these Regulations—

“the 2008 Act” means the Taxis Act (Northern Ireland) 2008;

“the 1994 Act” means the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994(1);

“certificate of insurance” is to be construed in accordance with Article 92(4) of the 1981 Order;

MAM” means maximum authorised mass as defined in regulation 2(1) of the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(2);

“registration mark” means a registration mark as defined in section 23(1) of the 1994 Act;

“the register” means the register maintained by the Secretary of State under Part 2 of the 1994 Act;

“relevant motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle which has been seized under section 41 of the 2008 Act;

“seizure notice” means a notice complying with regulation 5 or 6;

“valid licence” means a licence to drive a motor vehicle granted under Part II of the 1981 Order, a Community licence, an exchangeable licence or a Great Britain driving licence, and for this purpose the terms “Community licence” and “exchangeable licence” have the same meaning as given in Article 19D(3) of that Order;

“working days” shall be taken to exclude Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Day and any day which, under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971(4), is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland.

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Article 19D was inserted by Schedule 1 to S.I. 1991 No. 197 (N.I. 3) and amended by paragraph 12(2)(b) of Schedule 1 to SR 1996 No. 426, and by Article 35(b) of S.I. 2007/916 (N.I. 10).

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