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Metropolitan Public Carriage Act 1869, Cross Heading: Regulations relating to Hackney and Stage Carriages is up to date with all changes known to be in force on or before 01 October 2016. There are changes that may be brought into force at a future date. Changes that have been made appear in the content and are referenced with annotations.
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[F1Transport for London may from time to time by London cab order] make regulations for all or any of the following purposes; that is to say,
(1)For regulating [F2the number of persons to be carried in any hackney . . . F3 carriage, and in what manner such number is to be shown on such carriage, and] how such hackney carriages are to be furnished or fitted:
(2)For fixing the stands of hackney carriages, . . . F4, and the persons to attend at such stands:
(3)For fixing the rates or fares, as well for time as distance, to be paid for hackney carriages, and for securing the due publication of such fares: . . . F5
(4)For forming, in the case of hackney carriages, a table of distances, as evidence for the purpose of any fare to be charged by distance, by the preparation of a book, map, or plan, or any combination of a book, map, or plan:
(5)For securing the safe custody and re-delivery of any property accidentally left in hackney . . . F3 carriages and fixing the charges to be paid in respect thereof, with power to cause such property to be sold or to be given to the finder in the event of its not being claimed within a certain time:
Subject to the following restrictions:—
(1)In fixing the stands for hackney carriages within the city of London . . . F6 the consent of the Court of the Lord Mayor and Aldermen shall be required to any stand appointed by [F7Transport for London]:
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[F10(4)Any power of Transport for London to fix by regulations made by London cab order under this section any rates or fares to be paid for hackney carriages is exercisable subject to and in accordance with any directions given to Transport for London by the Mayor of London as to the basis on which those rates or fares are to be calculated.]
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[F12Where Transport for London is authorised to make a London cab order under this Act, Transport for London] may annex a penalty not exceeding [F13level 1 on the standard scale] for the breach of such order or of any part or parts thereof, or of any regulation or regulations thereby made; and any penalties under this section shall be deemed to be penalties under this Act, and may be enforced accordingly.
Any licence which may be granted by Transport for London under this Act may, if Transport for London so directs, be granted by such person as may be appointed for the purpose in the direction.]
[F15Transport for London] may appoint such officers and constables of the metropolitan police force, and for the city of London of the city police, as [F16Transport for London] thinks fit to perform any duties required to be performed for the purposes of carrying this Act into execution, and may award such sums by way of compensation for their services out of the monies raised under this Act as [F16Transport for London] may think just.
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