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Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act (Northern Ireland) 1930

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S. 1 rep. by 1955 c. 27 (NI)

2Conveyance of mails by public service vehicles.N.I.

F1(1)The owner of any public service vehicle to which this section applies shall convey by any such public service vehicle all such mail bags as may be tendered by[F2 a universal service provider] for conveyance by such public service vehicle, and[F2 the employees of the universal service provider] (if any) in charge of such mail bags, and shall receive and deliver such mail bags from or to[F2 any post office or employee of the universal service provider] on the route of such public service vehicle:

Provided that—

(i)the owner shall not be bound to carry any mail bags in or upon a public service vehicle except such as can be carried without interfering with the conveyance of passengers by the vehicle or causing inconvenience to the passengers conveyed;

(ii)the owner shall not be bound to cause special runs to be made by any public service vehicle for the conveyance of mail bags.

(2)The remuneration for any service performed in pursuance of this section shall be such amount, not exceeding the charges payable for the conveyance of parcels and passengers, respectively, as shall be agreed upon between[F2 the universal service provider concerned] and the owner, or, in default of agreement, determined by the TribunalF3 established by section seven of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act (Northern Ireland), 1929 [1929 c.21] ; and any matter of difference arising under the proviso to sub-section (1) of this section shall also be determined by the said Tribunal. The said Tribunal shall, for the purpose of determining any matter under this sub-section, have the same powers as they have in the case of a matter within their jurisdiction under section seven of the said Act.

(3)For the purposes of this section the expression “public service vehicle” means a public service vehicle [F4 used under a [F5bus operator's] licence granted under Part II of the Transport Act (Northern Ireland) 1967 [1967 c.37] ], and[F2 the expressions “mail bag”, “post office” and “universal service provider” have the same meanings as in [F6Part 3 of the Postal Services Act 2011]].

(4)Nothing in this section shall be construed as affecting any provision in any local Act with respect to the conveyance of mails by public service vehicles:

Provided that in the Conveyance of Mails Act, 1893 M1F7, as applied by any such provision, the Tribunal mentioned in sub-section (2) of this section shall be substituted for the Railway and Canal Commission as the authority to determine differences in respect of remuneration.

S. 3 rep. by 1948 c. 28 (NI)

Ss. 4, 5 rep. by 1955 c. 27 (NI)


S. 6 rep. by 1955 c. 27 (NI); 1970 c. 2 (NI).

S. 7 rep. by 1947 c. 1 (NI); 1970 c. 2 (NI).

Ss. 8, 9 rep. by 1970 c. 2 (NI)

10Production of certificate of insurance or certificate of security on application for excise licence.N.I.

Provision may be made by regulations under section twelveF8 of the Roads Act, 1920 M2, for requiring a person applying for a licence in respect of a motor car under section thirteenF9 of the Finance Act, 1920 M3, as amended by subsequent enactments, to produce such evidence as may be prescribed that either—

(a)on the date when the licence comes into operation there will be in force the necessary policy of insurance or the necessary security in relation to the user of the motor car by the applicant or by other persons on his order or with his permission; or

(b)the motor car is a motor car to which the first sectionF10 contained in this Part of this Act does not apply at any time when it is being driven by the owner thereof, or by a servant of the owner in the course of his employment, or is otherwise subject to the control of the owner;

and a person offending against the regulations shall be deemed to be a person offending against the provisions of the Roads Act, 1920F11.

Ss. 11, 12 rep. by 1970 c. 2 (NI)

S. 13 rep. by 1955 c. 27 (NI); 1970 c. 2 (NI)

S. 14 rep. by 1947 c. 1 (NI); 1968 c. 6 (NI)

S. 15 rep. by 1970 c. 2 (NI)

S. 16 rep. by 1981 NI 1

S. 17 rep. by 1934 c. 15 (NI)


Ss. 18, 19 rep. by 1970 c. 2 (NI)

S. 20 rep. by 1954 c. 33 (NI); 1970 c. 2 (NI)

S. 21 rep. by SLR (NI) 1952

22Short title and construction.N.I.

This Act may be cited as the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act (Northern Ireland), 1930, and shall be construed as one with the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Acts (Northern Ireland), 1926 and 1929; and those Acts and this Act may be cited together as the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Acts (Northern Ireland), 1926 to 1930.

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