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Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994

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46Duration of licences and grant of interim licences

For section 67 of the 1968 Act there shall be substituted—

67Duration of operators' licences

(1)The date on which an operator’s licence is to come into force shall be specified in the licence.

(2)Subject to its revocation or other termination under any provision of this Act or another statutory provision, an operator’s licence (other than one granted under section 67A of this Act) shall continue in force indefinitely.

(3)If the holder of an operator’s licence requests the licensing authority by whom it was granted to terminate it at any time, the authority shall, subject to subsection (4) of this section, comply with the request.

(4) S.I. 1984/176

The licensing authority may refuse to comply with the request if he is considering giving a direction in respect of the licence under section 69(1) of this Act or revoking the licence under Regulation 9(1) of the [S.I. 1984.176.] Goods Vehicles (Operators' Licences, Qualifications and Fees) Regulations 1984.

(5) 1983 c. 20

An operator’s licence held by an individual terminates if he dies or becomes a patient within the meaning of Part VII of the [1983 c. 20.] Mental Health Act 1983.

67AInterim licences

(1)Where on any application for an operator’s licence (a “full” licence) the applicant so requests, the licensing authority may grant to him an interim licence.

(2)An interim licence is an operator’s licence that (subject to its revocation or other termination under any provision of this Act or another statutory provision) will continue in force until it terminates under subsection (3), (4) or (5) of this section.

(3)If the licensing authority grants the application and issues to the applicant a full licence—

(a)that is in the terms applied for; or

(b)that is in those terms, subject only to the attachment under section 64B, 66 or 69C of this Act of any conditions that are also attached to the interim licence,

the interim licence shall terminate on the date on which the full licence comes into force.

(4)If, on an appeal arising out of the application, the Transport Tribunal orders the licensing authority to issue a full licence to the applicant, the interim licence shall terminate—

(a)on the date on which the full licence issued in pursuance of the order comes into force; or

(b)at the time at which the application is withdrawn or treated as withdrawn under section 89(3) of this Act.

(5)If neither subsection (3) nor subsection (4) of this section applies, the interim licence shall terminate on the date on which the application is finally disposed of or such earlier date as the applicant may specify in a written request to the licensing authority.

(6)In a case within subsection (5) of this section where the application is granted, the full licence issued to the applicant shall (notwithstanding any statement in it to the contrary) be of no effect before the interim licence terminates.

(7)A request for the grant of an interim licence shall not for the purposes of section 63, 64, 64A, 69B, 69E, 69J or 70 of, or Schedule 8A to, this Act be treated as an application for an operator’s licence, but shall be treated as such an application for any other purposes of this Part of this Act.

(8)The licensing authority may issue an interim licence in the same terms as those applied for in relation to the full licence or in terms that differ from those terms in any of the respects mentioned in section 64A(3) of this Act.

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