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Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 63 – Refusal to grant private hire car licences on grounds of overprovision

210.Section 63 amends section 10 of the 1982 Act. This enables (but does not require) the licensing authority to refuse a private hire car licence application on the grounds of overprovision of private hire car services in a given locality or localities. It allows the licensing authority to determine the localities within their area, allowing them to either treat the whole licensing authority area as one locality or sub-divide it. The section also provides that when assessing overprovision the licensing authority must have regard to the number of private hire cars operating in the locality and the demand for private hire car services in the locality.

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