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Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981

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Schedule 1Public Service Vehicles : Conditions Affecting Status or Classification

Part ISharing of Taxis and Hire-Cars

1The making of the agreement for the payment of separate fares must not have been initiated by the driver or by the owner of the vehicle, by any person who has made the vehicle available under any arrangement, or by any person who receives any remuneration in respect of the arrangements for the journey.

2(1)The journey must be made without previous advertisement to the public of facilities for its being made by passengers to be carried at separate fares, except where the local authorities concerned have approved the arrangements under which the journey is made as designed to meet the social and welfare needs of one or more communities, and their approvals remain in force. ,

(2)In relation to a journey the local authorities concerned for the purposes of this paragraph are those in whose area any part of the journey is to be made; and in this sub-paragraph " local authority " means—

(a)in relation to England and Wales, the Greater London Council or a county council;

(b)in relation to Scotland, a regional or islands council.

3The journey must not be made in conjunction with, or in extension of, a service provided under a road service licence if the vehicle is owned by, or made available under any arrangement with, the holder of the licence or any person who receives any remuneration in respect of the service provided under it or in respect of arrangements for that service.

Part IIParties of Overseas Visitors

4Each of the passengers making the journey must have been outside Great Britain at the time of concluding his arrangements to make the journey.

Part IIIAlternative Conditions Affecting Status or Classification

5Arrangements for the bringing together of all the passengers for the purpose of making the journey must have been made otherwise than by, or by a person acting on behalf of—

(a)the holder of the PSV operator's licence under which the vehicle is to be used, if such a licence is in force.

(b)the driver or the owner of the vehicle or any person who has made the vehicle available under any arrangement, if no such licence is in force,

and otherwise than by any person who receives any remuneration in respect of the arrangements.

6The journey must be made without previous advertisement to the public of the arrangements therefor.

7All passengers must, in the case of a journey to a particular destination, be carried to, or to the vicinity of, that destination, or, in the case of a tour, be carried for the greater part of the journey.

8No differentiation of fares for the journey on the basis of distance or of time must be made.

Part IVSupplementary

9For the purposes of paragraphs 2 and 6 above no account shall be taken of any such advertisement as follows, that is to say—

(a)a notice displayed or announcement made—

(i)at or in any place of worship for the information of persons attending that place of worship ;

(ii)at or in any place of work for the information of persons who work there; or

(iii)by any club or other voluntary association at or in any premises occupied or used by the club or association;

(b)a notice contained in any periodical published for the information of, and circulating wholly or mainly among—

(i)persons who attend or might reasonably be expected to attend a particular place of worship or a place of worship in a particular place ; or

(ii)persons who work at a particular place of work or at any of two or more particular places of work ; or

(iii)the members of a club or other voluntary association.

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