Greater London Authority Bill - continued        House of Lords
SCHEDULE 16, HACKNEY CARRIAGES - continued
PART I, TRANSFERS OF FUNCTIONS AND AMENDMENTS - continued
The Metropolitan Public Carriage Act 1869 - continued

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Grant of licences by other persons at direction of TfL.     11. Any licence which may be granted by Transport for London under this Act may, if Transport for London so directs, be granted by such person as may be appointed for the purpose in the direction."
 
      (9) In section 12 (powers to carry Act into execution)-
 
 
    (a) for "The said Secretary of State" there shall be substituted "Transport for London"; and
 
    (b) for "he", in both places where it occurs, there shall be substituted "Transport for London".
      (10) In section 14 (power to affix placards etc to lamp posts) for "The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police" there shall be substituted "Transport for London".
 
      (11) In section 15 (existing Acts to continue in force) for "by any order or regulation of the said Secretary of State" there shall be substituted "by any London cab order".
 
 
The London Cab and Stage Carriage Act 1907
     6. - (1) The London Cab and Stage Carriage Act 1907 shall be amended as follows.
 
      (2) In section 1(1) (power of Secretary of State to fix, by order under section 9 of the 1869 Act, fares for cabs fitted with taximeters)-
 
 
    (a) for "The Secretary of State" there shall be substituted "Transport for London";
 
    (b) after "regulations made" there shall be inserted "by London cab order".
      (3) At the end of section 1 there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(3) The power conferred by subsection (1) of this section is subject to paragraph (4) of the restrictions specified in section nine of the said Act of 1869."
 
      (4) In section 2 (abolition of privileged cab system)-
 
 
    (a) in subsection (1) (charges for admission to railway station not to exceed sum allowed by Secretary of State) for "the Secretary of State" there shall be substituted "Transport for London"; and
 
    (b) in subsection (2) (power of Secretary of State by order to suspend or modify the section in relation to a station if satisfied of insufficient supply of cabs at the station)-
 
      (i) for "the Secretary of State", in both places, there shall be substituted "Transport for London"; and
 
      (ii) for "by order" there shall be substituted "by London cab order".
      (5) In section 6 (definitions) in subsection (1)-
 
 
    (a) after the definition of the expression "fare" there shall be inserted "the expression "London cab order" has the same meaning as in the Metropolitan Public Carriage Act 1869"; and
 
    (b) in the definition of "taximeter" (which requires the device to be approved by or on behalf of the Secretary of State) for "the Secretary of State" there shall be substituted "Transport for London".
      (6) At the end of that section there shall be added-
 
 
    "(4) Any power to make a London cab order under or by virtue of this Act includes power to vary or revoke a previous such order."
 
 
The London Cab Act 1968
     7. - (1) The London Cab Act 1968 shall be amended as follows.
 
      (2) In section 1(1) (which extends the power of the Secretary of State to set fares under the Acts of 1869 and 1907) for "the Secretary of State" there shall be substituted "Transport for London".
 
      (3) After subsection (1) of section 1 there shall be inserted-
 
 
    "(1A) The power conferred by subsection (1) of this section is subject to paragraph (4) of the restrictions specified in section 9 of the said Act of 1869."
 
      (4) In section 2 (power to increase length of obligatory journeys)-
 
 
    (a) in subsection (1) (the power)-
 
      (i) for "The Secretary of State" there shall be substituted "Transport for London";
 
      (ii) for "by order" there shall be substituted "by London cab order"; and
 
      (ii) for "him" there shall be substituted "Transport for London";
 
    (b) in subsection (2) (power to limit application of order) for "An order" there shall be substituted "A London cab order";
 
    (c) in subsection (3) (power includes power to vary or revoke previous orders and is exercisable by statutory instrument subject to negative parliamentary procedure)-
 
      (i) for "orders" there shall be substituted "London cab orders";
 
      (ii) after "previous" there shall be inserted "such"; and
 
      (iii) the words from "and shall be exercisable" to the end of the subsection shall cease to have effect; and
 
    (d) in subsection (4) (duty to consult before making order)-
 
      (i) for "any order" there shall be substituted "any London cab order";
 
      (ii) for "the Secretary of State" there shall be substituted "Transport for London"; and
 
      (iii) for "him" and "he" there shall be substituted "Transport for London".
      (5) In section 4A (power of Secretary of State by order to prohibit signs etc on private hire cars)-
 
 
    (a) in subsection (1)-
 
      (i) for "The Secretary of State" there shall be substituted "Transport for London"; and
 
      (ii) for "by order" there shall be substituted "by London cab order";
 
    (b) in subsection (2), for "by an order" there shall be substituted "by a London cab order";
 
    (c) in subsection (3) (power includes power to vary or revoke previous orders and is exercisable by statutory instrument subject to negative parliamentary procedure)-
 
      (i) for "orders" there shall be substituted "London cab orders";
 
      (ii) after "previous" there shall be inserted "such"; and
 
      (iii) the words from "and shall be exercisable" to the end of the subsection shall cease to have effect;
 
    (d) in subsection (4) (duty to consult before making order)-
 
      (i) for "order" there shall be substituted "London cab order";
 
      (ii) for "the Secretary of State" there shall be substituted "Transport for London"; and
 
      (iii) for "him" and "he" there shall be substituted "Transport for London"; and
 
    (e) in subsection (5) (relationship to section 4) for "an order" there shall be substituted "a London cab order".
      (6) After section 4A there shall be inserted-
 
 
"London cab orders.     4B. - (1) In this Act, "London cab order" means an order made by Transport for London.
 
    (2) Any power to make a London cab order under or by virtue of this Act includes power to vary or revoke a previous such order."
 
 
The Transport Act 1985
     8. - (1) The Transport Act 1985 shall be amended as follows.
 
      (2) In section 10 (immediate hiring of taxis at separate fares)-
 
 
    (a) in subsection (3)(a) (meaning of "licensing authority" in relation to the London taxi area) for "the Secretary of State", in both places, there shall be substituted "Transport for London";
 
    (b) in subsection (5)(c), the words "if made otherwise than by the Secretary of State" shall cease to have effect;
 
    (c) in subsection (8), the words "Except in the case of a scheme made by the Secretary of State," shall cease to have effect; and
 
    (d) subsection (10) (power of Secretary of State to make scheme exercisable by order) shall cease to have effect.
      (3) In section 17 (London taxi and taxi driver licensing: appeals)-
 
 
    (a) in subsections (2), (5), (8)(a) and (b) and (9) (which relate to reconsideration or appeal within the prescribed period) for "prescribed period", in each place, there shall be substituted "designated period";
 
    (b) in subsection (10), after the definition of "the appropriate court" there shall be inserted the following definitions-
 
    ""designated period" means such period as may be specified for the purpose by London cab order;
 
    "London cab order" means an order made by Transport for London"; and
 
    (c) after subsection (10) there shall be added-
 
    "(11) Any power to make a London cab order under this section includes power to vary or revoke a previous such order."
 
 
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