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Immigration Act 2016

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Metropolitan Public Carriage Act 1869 (c. 115)

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4After section 8 insert—

8ADrivers’ licences for persons subject to immigration control

(1)Subsection (2) applies if—

(a)a licence under section 8 is to be granted to a person who has been granted leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom for a limited period (“the leave period”),

(b)the person’s leave has not been extended by virtue of section 3C of the Immigration Act 1971 (continuation of leave pending variation decision), and

(c)apart from subsection (2), the period for which the licence would have been in force would have ended after the end of the leave period.

(2)Transport for London must grant the licence for a period which ends at or before the end of the leave period.

(3)Subsection (4) applies if—

(a)a licence under section 8 is to be granted to a person who has been granted leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom for a limited period, and

(b)the person’s leave has been extended by virtue of section 3C of the Immigration Act 1971 (continuation of leave pending variation decision).

(4)Transport for London must grant the licence for a period that does not exceed six months.

(5)A licence under section 8 ceases to be in force if the person to whom it was granted becomes disqualified by reason of the person’s immigration status from driving a hackney carriage.

(6)If a licence granted in accordance with subsection (2) or (4) expires, the person to whom it was granted must, within the period of 7 days beginning with the day after that on which it expired, return to Transport for London—

(a)the licence,

(b)the person’s copy of the licence (if any), and

(c)the person’s driver’s badge.

(7)If subsection (5) applies to a licence, the person to whom it was granted must, within the period of 7 days beginning with the day after the day on which the person first became disqualified, return to Transport for London—

(a)the licence,

(b)the person’s copy of the licence (if any), and

(c)the person’s driver’s badge.

(8)A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (6) or (7) is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction—

(a)to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale, and

(b)in the case of a continuing offence, to a fine not exceeding ten pounds for each day during which an offence continues after conviction.

(9)The Secretary of State may by regulations made by statutory instrument amend the amount for the time being specified in subsection (8)(b).

(10)Regulations under subsection (9) may make transitional, transitory or saving provision.

(11)A statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (9) may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.

(12)For the purposes of this section a person is disqualified by reason of the person’s immigration status from driving a hackney carriage if the person is subject to immigration control and—

(a)the person has not been granted leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom, or

(b)the person’s leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom—

(i)is invalid,

(ii)has ceased to have effect (whether by reason of curtailment, revocation, cancellation, passage of time or otherwise), or

(iii)is subject to a condition preventing the person from driving a hackney carriage.

(13)Where a person is on immigration bail within the meaning of Part 1 of Schedule 10 to the Immigration Act 2016—

(a)the person is to be treated for the purposes of this section as if the person had been granted leave to enter the United Kingdom, but

(b)any condition as to the person’s work in the United Kingdom to which the person’s immigration bail is subject is to be treated for those purposes as a condition of leave.

(14)For the purposes of this section a person is subject to immigration control if under the Immigration Act 1971 the person requires leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom.

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