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Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998

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15 Applications for licences.E+W

(1)An application for the grant of a licence under this Act shall be made in such form, and include such declarations and information, as the [F1licensing authority] may require.

(2)The [F1licensing authority] may require an applicant to furnish such further information as [F2the authority] may consider necessary for dealing with the application.

(3)The information which an applicant for a London PHV operator’s licence may be required to furnish includes in particular information about—

(a)any premises in London which he proposes to use as an operating centre;

(b)any convictions recorded against him;

(c)any business activities he has carried on before making the application;

(d)if the applicant is or has been a director or secretary of a company, that company;

(e)if the applicant is a company, information about the directors or secretary of that company;

(f)if the applicant proposes to act as an operator in partnership with any other person, information about that person.

(4)An applicant for a London PHV driver’s licence may be required by the [licensing authority]

(a)to produce a certificate signed by a registered medical practitioner to the effect that—

(i)he is physically fit to be the driver of a private hire vehicle; and

(ii)if any specific requirements of physical fitness have been prescribed for persons holding London PHV licences, that he meets those requirements; and

(b)whether or not such a certificate has been produced, to submit to examination by a registered medical practitioner selected by the [F1licensing authority] as to his physical fitness to be the driver of such a vehicle.

(5)The provisions of this Act apply to the renewal of a licence as they apply to the grant of a licence.

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F1Words in s. 15 substituted (22.1.2001) by 1999 c. 29, s. 254(3), Sch. 21 para. 2 (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 2000/3145, art. 2

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I1S. 15 partly in force; s. 15 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 40(2); s. 15(1)-(3)(5) in force at 22.1.2001 by S.I. 2000/3144, art. 2

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