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London Cab and Stage Carriage Act 1907

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2Abolition of privileged cab system

(1)In the admission of cabs to a railway station, or in the treatment of cabs while in a railway station, the company having the control of the station shall not show any preference to any cab, or give any cab a privilege, which is not given to other cabs; and where any charge is made in respect of the admission of any cab to a railway station for the purpose of plying for hire therein, the charge made shall not exceed such sum as may be allowed by the Secretary of State.

(2)If it is proved to the satisfaction of the Secretary of State that it will not be possible to obtain a sufficient supply of cabs at a railway station for the proper accommodation of the public, unless the operation of this section is suspended or modified as respects that station, the Secretary of State may by order so modify or suspend the operation of this section with, respect to that station, subject to such conditions as may be specified in the order.

(3)In this section the expression " railway station " includes the precincts thereof and the approaches thereto.

(4)Nothing in this section shall affect the liability of cabs or the drivers thereof to comply with any regulations or conditions which may be made by the company having control of a railway station for the purpose of maintaining order or dealing with the traffic at such station, including regulations as to—

(i)The number of cabs to be admitted at any one time ;

(ii)The rejection of cabs and drivers unfit for admission;

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(iii)The expulsion of any cabman who has been guilty of misconduct, or of a breach of the company's bye-laws or regulations.

(5)This section shall come into operation on the first day of January nineteen hundred and eight, and shall remain in force up to the first day of January nineteen hundred and ten.

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