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Transport Act 1985

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38Conditions attached to licences

(1)Subject to subsection (3) below, and to any regulations, the metropolitan traffic commissioner may, on granting a London local service licence, attach to the licence such conditions as he thinks fit having regard to the interests of the public, and in particular to the matters mentioned in section 37(3)(a) to (c) of this Act.

(2)The conditions that may be attached to a London local service licence by virtue of subsection (1) above include, in particular, such conditions as the commissioner thinks fit for securing—

(a)that suitable routes are used in providing any service which may be provided under the licence ; and

(b)that passengers are not taken up or are not set down except at specified points, or are not taken up or are not set down between specified points ;

and generally for securing the safety and convenience of the public, including persons who are elderly or disabled.

(3)No condition as to fares shall be attached under this section to a London local service licence.

(4)The metropolitan traffic commissioner may at any time while a London local service licence is in force vary the licence by —

(a)altering, in such manner as he thinks fit having regard to the interests of the public, any condition attached to the licence; or

(b)removing any condition attached to the licence, if he thinks fit having regard to those interests; or

(c)attaching to the licence any such condition or additional condition as he thinks fit having regard to those interests.

(5)Where the holder of such a licence makes an application to the commissioner requesting him to exercise his powers under subsection (4) above, the commissioner shall exercise those powers in accordance with the application except to the extent that he is satisfied that to do so would be against the interests of the public.

(6)Compliance with any condition attached to a London local service licence under this section may be temporarily dispensed with by the commissioner if he is satisfied—

(a)that compliance with the condition would be unduly onerous by reason of circumstances not foreseen when the condition was attached or, if the condition has been altered, when it was last altered; and

(b)that such a dispensation would not be against the interests of the public.

(7)Subject to section 68(3) of the 1981 Act (as applied by section 127(4) of this Act), if a condition attached under this section to a London local service licence is contravened, the holder of the licence shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

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