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Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Act 2018

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Section 24

SCHEDULECONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

PART 1Amendments relating to Part 1

1The International Road Haulage Permits Act 1975 is repealed.

2In Article 174 of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/154 (N.I. 1)), after paragraph (5) insert—

(5A)In this Article “international road haulage permit” means—

(a)a licence, permit, authorisation or other document issued in pursuance of an EU instrument relating to the carriage of goods by road between member States or an international agreement to which the United Kingdom is a party and which relates to the international carriage of goods by road, or

(b)an international road transport permit, within the meaning given by section 1(2) of the Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Act 2018.

3In section 192(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (interpretation), in the definition of “international road haulage permit”—

(a)the words after “means” become paragraph (a);

(b)at the end of that paragraph insert , or

(b)an international road transport permit, within the meaning given by section 1(2) of the Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Act 2018.

4In section 58 of the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act (Northern Ireland) 2010 (c. 2 (N.I.)), in the definition of “international road haulage permit”—

(a)the words after “means” become paragraph (a);

(b)at the end of that paragraph insert , or

(b)an international road transport permit, within the meaning given by section 1(2) of the Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Act 2018.

PART 2Amendments relating to Part 2

5In section 90A(2) of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (offences in relation to which a financial penalty deposit requirement may be imposed), in paragraph (a)(i), after “vehicle” insert “or trailer”.

6In section 22(2) of the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (power to extend registration provisions to trailers etc), in the words after paragraph (b)—

(a)for “exempt vehicles,” substitute “exempt vehicles or”;

(b)omit the words from “or any trailers” to the end.

7In Article 91B(2) of the Road Traffic Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/1320 (N.I. 10)) (offences in relation to which a financial penalty deposit requirement may be imposed), in sub-paragraph (a), after “vehicle” insert “or trailer”.

8(1)The Vehicles (Crime) Act 2001 is amended as follows.

(2)Section 28 (offences relating to plates) is amended as follows.

(3)In subsection (1), before “registration plate”, in each place it occurs, insert “vehicle”.

(4)After subsection (1) insert—

(1ZA)A person who sells a plate or other device which is not a trailer registration plate as a trailer registration plate knowing that it is not a trailer registration plate or being reckless as to whether it is a trailer registration plate shall be guilty of an offence.

(5)In subsection (1A), in the words before paragraph (a), after “not a” insert “vehicle”.

(6)After subsection (1A) insert—

(1AA)A person who sells a plate or other device which is not a trailer registration plate only because the registration mark displayed by it—

(a)does not comply with regulations made by virtue of paragraph (b) of subsection (4) of section 15 of the 2018 Act, or

(b)is displayed otherwise than in accordance with regulations made by virtue of paragraph (c) and (d)(i) of that subsection,

(or both) shall be guilty of an offence.

(7)In subsection (1B), after “(1A)” insert “or (1AA)”.

(8)In subsection (2)(a) for “or (1A)” substitute “, (1ZA), (1A) or (1AA)”.

(9)Section 31(1) (interpretation of provisions relating to plates) is amended as follows.

(10)At the appropriate places insert—

  • “the 2018 Act” means the Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Act 2018;;

  • “trailer registration plate” means a plate or other device which—

    (a)

    displays (whether alone or in conjunction with other information) in accordance with regulations made by virtue of section 15(4) (c) and (d)(i) of the 2018 Act a registration mark which complies with regulations made by virtue of section 15(4)(b) of that Act;

    (b)

    complies with requirements imposed by regulations made by virtue of section 15(4)(a) of the 2018 Act; and

    (c)

    is designed to be fixed to a trailer in accordance with regulations made by virtue of section 15(4)(d)(ii) of the 2018 Act;;

  • “vehicle registration plate” means a plate or other device which—

    (a)

    displays (whether alone or in conjunction with other information) in accordance with regulations under paragraph (b) of subsection (4) of section 23 of the 1994 Act a registration mark which complies with regulations under paragraph (a) of that subsection;

    (b)

    complies with requirements imposed by regulations made under section 27A(1)(a) of the 1994 Act; and

    (c)

    is designed to be fixed to a vehicle or trailer in accordance with regulations made under section 22(2) or 23(3) of that Act.

(11)In the definition of “registration mark”, for the words from “has the meaning” to the end substitute “means a registration mark within the meaning given by section 23(1) of the 1994 Act or section 15(1) of the 2018 Act”.

(12)In the definition of “registration plate”, for the words from “means” to the end substitute “means a trailer registration plate or a vehicle registration plate”.

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