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2 Commissioners of Police may cause carriages, &c., to be inspected, and if not in fit condition may suspend licences, and recall stamp office plate. E+W+S+N.I.

[F1(1)]It shall be lawful for [F2Transport for London] to cause an inspection to be made, as often as they deem it necessary, of all . . . F3 hackney carriages, and of the horse or horses used in drawing the same, within the limits of this Act; and if any such carriage, or the horse or horses used in drawing the same, shall at any time be in a condition unfit for public use, the said commissioners shall give notice in writing accordingly to the proprietor thereof,

[F4which notice—

(a)shall be personally served on the proprietor or delivered at his usual place of residence, and

(b)may be personally served on the driver of the carriage;

and if, after notice has been served on the proprietor or driver as mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b), the carriage is used or let to hire as a hackney carriage, or the horse is, or the horses are, used or let, whilst in a condition unfit for public use,]

[F2 Transport for London]shall have power to suspend, for such time as they may deem proper, the licence of the proprietor of such carriage . . . F5.

[F6(2) A proprietor of a hackney carriage whose licence is suspended under subsection (1) shall not be guilty of an offence under section 7 of the Metropolitan Public Carriage Act 1869 (c. 115) in respect of the carriage unless he has been given written notice in accordance with subsection (1). ]

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F1S. 2 renumbered as s. 2(1) (22.7.2008) by Transport for London Act 2008 (c. i), ss. 1(1), 16(2)

F2Words in s. 2 substituted (3.7.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 253, Sch. 20, Pt. I para. 3(1)(2) (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 2000/801, art. 2(2)(c); Sch. Pt. III

F4Words in s. 2(1) substituted (22.7.2008) by Transport for London Act 2008 (c. i), ss. 1(1), 16(3)

F6S. 2(2) inserted (22.7.2008) by Transport for London Act 2008 (c. i), ss. 1(1), 16(4)

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C1S. 2 repealed as to tramcars and trolley vehicles by Metropolitan Public Carriage Act 1869 (c. 115, SIF 107:1), s. 15 and S.R. & O. 1933/629 (Rev. XX, p. 441: 1933, p. 1772)

C2 “the said Commissioners of Police” means the Commissioners of Police of the Metropolis

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