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  CHAPTER X
  HACKNEY CARRIAGES AND PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLES
Hackney carriages.     203. Schedule 16 to this Act (which makes provision about hackney carriages) shall have effect.
 
The Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998.     204. - (1) Except as provided by the following provisions of this section, the functions of the Secretary of State under the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998 are transferred by this subsection to Transport for London.
 
      (2) Subsection (1) above does not apply to any functions of the Secretary of State under section 37, 38 or 40 of that Act (transitional provisions, financial provisions and commencement etc).
 
      (3) Schedule 17 to this Act (which makes amendments to the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998 in consequence of subsections (1) and (2) above) shall have effect.
 
      (4) Any regulations made, licence issued, authorisation granted, or other thing done under the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998, other than section 37, 38 or 40, by or in relation to the Secretary of State before the coming into force of this section shall have effect as from the coming into force of this section as made, issued, granted or done by or in relation to Transport for London.
 
Provisions consequent on alteration of metropolitan police district.     205. - (1) Where, by virtue of the coming into force of section 255 below, the whole or any part of the area of a district council ceases to be within the metropolitan police district, the following provisions of this section shall have effect.
 
      (2) The provisions of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 with respect to hackney carriages, as incorporated in the Public Health Act 1875, shall apply throughout the council's area.
 
      (3) The council's area shall constitute a single licensing area for the purposes of those provisions, without the passing of any resolution under Part II of Schedule 14 to the Local Government Act 1972 (extension resolutions).
 
      (4) The provisions of Part II of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (hackney carriages and private hire vehicles) shall also apply throughout the council's area, without the passing of any resolution under section 45 of that Act (application of Part II).
 
      (5) Where an order is made under section 330 below bringing section 255 below into force, the provision that may be made by virtue of section 325 or 330 below includes provision enabling or facilitating-
 
 
    (a) the making of byelaws,
 
    (b) the issuing of licences, discs or plates, and
 
    (c) the establishment and operation of a licensing system,
  in relation to hackney carriages or private hire vehicles by a district council falling within subsection (1) above in preparation for the coming into force of this section.
 
      (6) The provision that may be made by virtue of subsection (5) above includes provision for the application of any enactment with or without modification.
 
      (7) Subsections (5) and (6) above are without prejudice to the provision that may be made by virtue of sections 325 and 330 below.
 
 
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