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Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976

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58 Return of identification plate or disc on revocation or expiry of licence etc.E+W

(1)On—

(a)the revocation or expiry of a vehicle licence in relation to a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle; or

(b)the suspension of a licence under section 68 of this Act;

a district council may by notice require the proprietor of that hackney carriage or private hire vehicle licensed by them to return to them within seven days after the service on him of that notice the plate or disc which—

(a)in the case of a hackney carriage, is required to be affixed to the carriage as mentioned in section 38 of the Act of 1847; and

(b)in the case of a private hire vehicle, was issued for the vehicle under section 48(5) of this Act.

(2)If any proprietor fails without reasonable excuse to comply with the terms of a notice under subsection (1) of this section—

(a)he shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [F1level 3 on the standard scale] and to a daily fine not exceeding ten pounds; and

(b)any authorised officer of the council or constable shall be entitled to remove and retain the said plate or disc from the said hackney carriage or private hire vehicle.

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C1S. 58: functions of local authority not to be responsibility of an executive of the authority (E.) (16.11.2000) by virtue of S.I. 2000/2853, reg. 2(1), Sch. 1 Table B3,5

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