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Transport Act 2000

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259Taking effect of decisions about instructors

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(1)In section 127 of the [1988 c. 52.] Road Traffic Act 1988 (application to retain name in register of approved instructors), after subsection (7) insert—

(7A)A decision to refuse an application shall take effect at the end of the period of fourteen days beginning with the day on which notice of the decision is given (or, if any appeal brought against the decision under the following provisions of this Part of this Act is previously withdrawn or dismissed, when the appeal is withdrawn or dismissed).,

and, in subsection (8), for “A decision to refuse an application shall” substitute “But the Registrar may, when giving notice of his decision to refuse the application, direct that the decision shall instead”.

(2)In section 128 of that Act (removal of name from register), after subsection (6) insert—

(6A)A decision to remove a name from the register shall take effect at the end of the period of fourteen days beginning with the day on which notice of the decision is given (or, if any appeal brought against the decision under the following provisions of this Part of this Act is previously withdrawn or dismissed, when the appeal is withdrawn or dismissed).,

and, in subsection (7), for “A decision to remove a name from the register shall” substitute “But the Registrar may, when giving notice of his decision to remove the name from the register, direct that the decision shall instead”.

(3)In section 130 of that Act (revocation of licence for giving instruction in order to obtain practical experience), for subsection (6) substitute—

(5A)A decision to revoke a licence shall take effect at the end of the period of fourteen days beginning with the day on which notice of the decision is given (or, if any appeal brought against the decision under the following provisions of this Part of this Act is previously withdrawn or dismissed, when the appeal is withdrawn or dismissed).

(6)But the Registrar may, when giving notice of his decision to revoke a licence, direct that (if an appeal under the following provisions of this Part of this Act is brought against the decision) it shall instead take effect—

(a)if the appeal is withdrawn or struck out for want of prosecution, on the withdrawal or striking out of the appeal, or

(b)if and when the appeal is dismissed, and not otherwise.

(4)In section 131 of that Act (appeals against decisions of registrar), after subsection (4A) (inserted by section 258) insert—

(4B)A person who is aggrieved by a decision of the Registrar not to give a direction under section 127(8), 128(7) or 130(6) of this Act may by notice in writing appeal to the Transport Tribunal within the period of ten days beginning with the day on which notice of the decision is given.

(4C)The Transport Tribunal shall determine the appeal by either—

(a)giving the direction concerned, or

(b)dismissing the appeal,

within the period of fourteen days beginning with the day on which notice of the decision is given.

(4D)Where the Registrar has decided to refuse an application for the retention of a name in the register, to remove a name from the register or to revoke a licence granted under section 129 of this Act but either—

(a)he gave a direction under section 127(8), 128(7) or 130(6) of this Act, or

(b)the Transport Tribunal have given such a direction on appeal,

he may by notice in writing apply to the Transport Tribunal for an order that the decision is to take effect immediately.

(4E)The Transport Tribunal shall determine the Registrar’s application by either granting or refusing the application, within the period of fourteen days beginning with the day on which it is made.

(4F)The Transport Tribunal may only grant the application if they consider that a failure to do so might prejudicially affect—

(a)the well-being of any person to whom the person concerned may give instruction in the driving of a motor car, or

(b)the safety of road users.

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