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(1)The [F2licensing authority] may—
(a)suspend the operation of a London PHV operator’s licence so far as relating to any operating centre specified in the licence; or
(b)vary such a licence by removing a reference to an operating centre previously specified in the licence,
if [F3the authority] is no longer satisfied that the operating centre in question meets any requirements prescribed under section 3(3)(b) or for any other reasonable cause.
(2)Where the [F2licensing authority] has decided to suspend the operation of a licence as mentioned in subsection (1)(a) or vary a licence as mentioned in subsection (1)(b)—
(a)[F3the authority] shall give notice of the decision and the grounds for it to the licence holder; and
(b)the decision shall take effect at the end of the period of 21 days beginning with the day on which the licence holder is served with that notice.
(3)If the [F2licensing authority] is of the opinion that the interests of public safety require [F3 authority’s] decision to have immediate effect, and [F3the authority] includes a statement of that opinion and the reasons for it in the notice, [F3 authority’s] decision shall take effect when the notice is served on the licence holder.
(4)If a licence is suspended in relation to an operating centre, the premises in question shall not be regarded for the purposes of this Act as premises at which the licence holder is authorised to accept private hire bookings, until such time as the [F2licensing authority] by notice states that the licence is no longer suspended in relation to those premises.
(5)The holder of a London PHV operator’s licence may appeal to a magistrates’ court against a decision under subsection (1).
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