The London Cab Order 1955

EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Order makes provision necessary to enable the Secretary of State, in pursuance of his power under section 11 of the Metropolitan Public Carriage Act, 1869, to appoint an Assistant Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis to grant cab licences and cab-drivers' licences. Article 1(1) of the Order substitutes in the London Cab Order, 1934, a reference to an Assistant Commissioner so appointed for the existing references to the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, and Article 1(2) revokes paragraph 3 of the 1934 Order whereby the Secretary of State had directed under section 11 of the 1869 Act that the Commissioner of Police should be the licensing authority.