34New licences conditional on compliance with taxi accessibility regulations
(1)No licensing authority shall grant a licence for a taxi to ply for hire unless the vehicle conforms with those provisions of the taxi accessibility regulations with which it will be required to conform if licensed.
(2)Subsection (1) does not apply if such a licence was in force with respect to the vehicle at any time during the period of 28 days immediately before the day on which the licence is granted.
(3)The Secretary of State may by order provide for subsection (2) to cease to have effect on such date as may be specified in the order.
(4)Separate orders may be made under subsection (3) with respect to different areas or localities.