Search Legislation

Transport Act (Northern Ireland) 1967

 Help about what version

What Version

  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As enacted)
 Help about advanced features

Advanced Features

More Resources

Changes over time for: Section 6A

 Help about opening options

Changes to legislation:

There are currently no known outstanding effects for the Transport Act (Northern Ireland) 1967, Section 6A . Help about Changes to Legislation


Changes to Legislation

Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. At the current time any known changes or effects made by subsequent legislation have been applied to the text of the legislation you are viewing by the editorial team. Please see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ for details regarding the timescales for which new effects are identified and recorded on this site.

[F16A Refusal of road service licence in certain cases.N.I.

(1)Subject to the following provisions of this section, the Department shall refuse to grant to an applicant a [F2bus operator's] licence, unless, having regard to the matters specified in section 6 and to the information given to it in pursuance of section 5(2), it is satisfied that the applicant—

(a)has an effective and stable establishment in Northern Ireland (as determined in accordance with Article 5 of the 2009 Regulation);

(b)is of good repute (as determined in accordance with section 46B);

(c)has appropriate financial standing (as determined in accordance with section 46C); and

(d)has the requisite professional competence (as determined in accordance with section 46D).

(2)The requirements of subsection (1)(b) and (d) may also be regarded as satisfied where there is designated in the application a transport manager who satisfies the requirements of subsection (1)(b) and (d) and who, in the case of a transport manager designated in accordance with Article 4.2 of the 2009 Regulation, is not designated to act as transport manager for a greater number of road passenger or road freight transport operators or in respect of a greater number of vehicles than the Department considers appropriate, having regard to the upper limits in Article 4.2(c) of the 2009 Regulation, or such smaller number as the Department considers appropriate having regard to Article 4.3 of the 2009 Regulation.

(3)In considering whether the requirements of this section are satisfied, the Department may take into account any undertaking given by the applicant (or procured by the applicant to be given) for the purposes of the application and may assume those undertakings will be fulfilled.

(4)Where the Department grants a [F3bus operator's ] licence, any undertaking taken into account by the Department under subsection (3) that the Department considers to be material to the granting of the licence shall be recorded on the licence issued to the applicant.

(5)The Department shall not be required by subsection (1) to refuse to grant a road service licence on the ground mentioned in paragraph (b) or (c) of that subsection if the applicant satisfies the Department that he is an exempt person.

(6)There shall be specified in a licence granted by the Department the person who is to be continuously and effectively responsible for the operation of the vehicles to be used under the licence and who is specified as such in the application.

(7)Where the Department refuses to grant a road service licence, it shall serve notice on the applicant stating the reason for the decision.

(8)An applicant for a road service licence who is aggrieved by the decision not to grant a road service licence may, within 28 days from the service of the notice under subsection (7), appeal to the county court, giving written notice of the appeal to the Department.

(9)On an appeal under subsection (8) the county court, if it is satisfied that the Department was not justified in deciding not to grant a road service licence, shall quash the Department’s decision, stating the reasons for its decision and that decision shall be final.]

Back to top


Print Options


Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made): The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.


See additional information alongside the content

Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.


Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources

Timeline of Changes

This timeline shows the different points in time where a change occurred. The dates will coincide with the earliest date on which the change (e.g an insertion, a repeal or a substitution) that was applied came into force. The first date in the timeline will usually be the earliest date when the provision came into force. In some cases the first date is 01/02/1991 (or for Northern Ireland legislation 01/01/2006). This date is our basedate. No versions before this date are available. For further information see the Editorial Practice Guide and Glossary under Help.