Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Introductory

    1. 1. Meaning of “private hire vehicle”, “operator” and related expressions.

  3. Regulation of private hire vehicle operators in London

    1. 2. Requirement for London operator’s licence.

    2. 3. London operator’s licences.

    3. 4. Obligations of London operators.

    4. 5. Hirings accepted on behalf of another operator.

  4. Regulation of private hire vehicles in London

    1. 6. Requirement for private hire vehicle licence.

    2. 7. London PHV licences.

    3. 8. Obligations of owners of licensed vehicles.

    4. 9. Fitness of licensed vehicles.

    5. 10. Identification of licensed vehicles.

    6. 11. Prohibition of taximeters.

  5. Regulation of drivers of private hire vehicles in London

    1. 12. Requirement for private hire vehicle driver’s licence.

    2. 13. London PHV driver’s licences.

    3. 14. Issue of driver’s badges.

  6. Licences: general provisions

    1. 15. Applications for licences.

    2. 16. Power to suspend or revoke licences.

    3. 17. Suspension and revocation under section 16: procedure.

    4. 18. Variation of operator’s licence at the request of the operator.

    5. 19.Variation of operator’s licence by the licensing authority.

    6. 20. Fees for grant of licences, etc.

    7. 21. Production of documents.

    8. 22. Return of licences, etc.

    9. 23. Register of licences.

    10. 24.Delegation of functions by the licensing authority.

    11. 25. Appeals.

    12. 26. Effect of appeal on decision appealed against.

    13. 27. Obstruction of authorised officers etc.

    14. 28. Penalty for false statements.

    15. 29. Saving for vehicles used for funerals and weddings.

  7. Further controls

    1. 30. Prohibition of certain signs, notices etc.

    2. 31. Prohibition of certain advertisements.

  8. Miscellaneous and supplementary

    1. 32. Regulations.

    2. 33. Offences due to fault of other person.

    3. 34. Service of notices.

    4. 35. References to the owner of a vehicle.

    5. 36. Interpretation.

    6. 37. Power to make transitional etc. provisions.

    7. 38. Financial provisions.

    8. 39. Consequential amendments and repeals.

    9. 40. Short title, commencement and extent.

  9. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Minor and consequential amendments

      1. Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (c. 57)

        1. 1.In section 75 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act...

      2. Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 (c. 14)

        1. 2.In section 79 of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981...

      3. Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (c. 45)

        1. 3.In section 21 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982...

      4. Transport Act 1985 (c. 67)

        1. 4.In section 13(3) of the Transport Act 1985 (defined terms...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Repeals