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Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981

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57Death, bankruptcy etc. of licence holder

(1)A PSV operator's licence or road service licence is not assignable or, subject to the following provisions of this section, transmissible on death or in any other way.

(2)A PSV operator's licence or road service licence held by an individual terminates if he—

(a)dies, or

(b)is adjudged bankrupt or, in Scotland, has his "estate sequestrated, or

(c)becomes a patient within the meaning of Part VIII of the Mental Health Act 1959, or, in Scotland, becomes incapable of managing his own affairs.

(3)In relation to a PSV operator's licence or road service licence held by an individual or by a company, regulations may specify other events relating to the licence-holder on the occurrence of which the licence is to terminate.

(4)The traffic commissioners by whom a PSV operator's licence or road service licence was granted may—

(a)direct that the termination of the licence by subsection (2) above, or under subsection (3) above, be deferred for a period not exceeding twelve months or, if it appears to the commissioners that there are special circumstances, eighteen months, and

(b)authorise the business of the licence-holder to be carried on under the licence by some other person during the period of deferment, subject to such conditions as the commissioners may impose.

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