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Transport Act (Northern Ireland) 1967

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38 F1Obtaining of information etc. by inspectors.N.I.

(1)Where an inspector appointed under this Part has reasonable cause to believe that a motor vehicle is used for the carriage of passengers F2... for reward—

(a)the owner or driver of the vehicle;

(b)any person who has made, is making or intends to make, use of that vehicle for the carriage of passengers F2... for reward;

(c)any servant or agent of any person of the kind referred to in paragraphs ( a) and ( b);

shall furnish to that inspector all such information, and produce for his inspection all such documents, as the inspector may reasonably require from that person for the purposes of obtaining the name and address of the owner of the vehicle or of the person whose servant or agent the driver is, and of ascertaining, in relation to any passengers F2... which have been, or are being, or are to be, carried on the vehicle for reward, particulars of—

(i)the number of passengers F3...;

(ii)the places from which and to which the passengers F2... have been, are being, or are to be, carried;

(iii)the reward for the carriage of the passengers F2....

(2)The owner or occupier of any premises entered by an inspector under section 37, or any servant or agent of any such person, or any person found on any such premises, shall give to the inspector such information as it is in his power to give as to—

(a)the name and address of the owner of any motor vehicle used for the carriage of passengers F4... for reward which is kept in or on those premises, or of the person whose servant or agent the driver of any such vehicle is;

(b)the matters referred to in subsection (1)(i), (ii) and (iii), in relation to any passengers F4... which have been, are being, or are to be, carried on any such vehicle kept in or on those premises;

(c)any use of those premises in connection with carriage of passengers road for reward.

(3)An inspector may take copies of any documents—

(a)produced to him under this section; or

(b)relating to the carriage of passengers F5... by road, being documents which are found by him on any vehicle or premises entered under section 37,

and for that purpose the inspector may detain any document or motor vehicle for such time as is required for such copying.

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