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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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248Representations to the Committee

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(1)The Committee shall consider and, where it appears to the Committee to be desirable, make recommendations with respect to, any matter—

(a)affecting the functions of the Authority or Transport for London which relate to transport, and

(b)falling within subsection (3) below, other than a matter relating to the transportation of freight.

(2)The matters falling within subsection (1)(a) above include in particular any matter relating to—

(a)services or facilities provided by Transport for London or any of its subsidiaries,

(b)services or facilities provided in pursuance of an agreement entered into by Transport for London or in pursuance of a transport subsidiary’s agreement,

(c)services or facilities otherwise authorised by Transport for London to be provided,

(d)a hackney carriage or a person licensed to be the driver of a hackney carriage, or

(e)a private hire vehicle or a person who holds a private hire vehicle driver’s licence or a private hire vehicle operator’s licence.

(3)A matter falls within this subsection—

(a)if it has been the subject of representations (other than representations appearing to the Committee to be frivolous) made to the Committee by or on behalf of users of—

(i)any of the services or facilities mentioned in subsection (2) above, or

(ii)hackney carriages or private hire vehicles,

(b)if it has been referred to the Committee by Transport for London or the Authority, or

(c)if it otherwise appears to the Committee to be a matter to which consideration ought to be given.

(4)Where a representation is made to the Committee in respect of a matter relating to a highway for which Transport for London is the highway authority and the traffic authority, the Committee shall in making any recommendation under subsection (1) above consider the interests of all those who use the highway for the purposes of passenger transport, including cyclists and pedestrians.

(5)Where a representation is made to the Committee about a matter—

(a)which relates to passenger transport by land or water in Greater London, but

(b)which is not a matter the Committee must consider by virtue of subsection (1) above,

the Committee shall refer the matter to the person whom the Committee considers the most appropriate to consider the matter.

(6)Where a representation is made to the Committee about a matter falling within subsection (2)(d) or (e) above and the matter relates to—

(a)any contravention of, or failure to comply with, any rule of law, or

(b)any breach of condition of a licence which has been granted by Transport for London,

the Committee shall refer the matter to Transport for London and shall notify the person who made the representation of the referral.

(7)Where the Committee refers a matter under subsection (5) above, the Committee shall inform the person who made the representation of the name of the body or person to whom the matter has been referred.

(8)In this section—

  • “hackney carriage” means a vehicle licensed under section 6 of the [1869 c. 115.] Metropolitan Public Carriage Act 1869;

  • “person licensed to be the driver of a hackney carriage” means a person licensed under section 8 of the [1869 c. 115.] Metropolitan Public Carriage Act 1869 or section 8 of the [1843 c. 86.] London Hackney Carriages Act 1843;

  • “private hire vehicle” means a vehicle for which a private hire vehicle licence for London is in force under section 7 of the [1998 c. 34.] Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998;

  • “private hire vehicle driver’s licence” means a licence granted under section 13 of that Act;

  • “private hire vehicle operator’s licence” means a licence granted under section 3 of that Act.

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