33Designated transport facilities
(1)In this section “a franchise agreement” means a contract entered into by the operator of a designated transport facility for the provision by the other party to the contract of hire car services—
(a)for members of the public using any part of the transport facility; and
(b)which involve vehicles entering any part of that facility.
(2)The Secretary of State may by regulations provide for the application of any taxi provision in relation to—
(a)vehicles used for the provision of services under a franchise agreement; or
(b)the drivers of such vehicles.
(3)Any regulations under subsection (2) may apply any taxi provision with such modifications as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.
(4)In this section—
“designated” means designated for the purposes of this section by an order made by the Secretary of State;
“hire car” has such meaning as may be prescribed;
“operator”, in relation to a transport facility, means any person who is concerned with the management or operation of the facility;
“taxi provision” means any provision of—(a)
this Act, or(b)
regulations made in pursuance of section 20(2A) of the [1982 c. 45.] Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982,
which applies in relation to taxis or the drivers of taxis; and
“transport facility” means any premises which form part of any port, airport, railway station or bus station.