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Interpretation.     36. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-
    "authorised officer" means a officer authorised in writing by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this Act;
    "controlled district" means an area for which Part II of the 1976 Act is in force by virtue of a resolution passed by a district council under section 45 of that Act;
    "driver's badge" means the badge issued to the holder of a London PHV driver's licence;
    "hackney carriage" means a vehicle licensed under section 37 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 or any similar enactment;
    "licensed taxi" means a hackney carriage, a London cab or a taxi licensed under Part II of the 1982 Act;
    "London" means the area consisting of the metropolitan police district and the City of London (including the Temples);
    "London cab" means a vehicle licensed under section 6 of the Metropolitan Public Carriage Act 1869;
    "London PHV driver's licence" means a licence under section 13;
    "London PHV licence" means a licence under section 7;
    "London PHV operator" has the meaning given in section 4(1);
    "London PHV operator's licence" means a licence under section 2;
    "notice" means notice in writing;
    "operating centre" has the meaning given in section 1(5);
    "operator" has the meaning given in section 1(1);
    "prescribed" means prescribed in regulations under section 32(1);
    "private hire vehicle" has the meaning given in section 1(1);
    "public service vehicle" has the same meaning as in the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981;
    "road" means any length of highway or of any other road to which the public has access (including bridges over which a road passes);
    "the 1976 Act" means the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976;
    "the 1982 Act" means the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982; and
    "vehicle" means a mechanically propelled vehicle (other than a tramcar) intended or adapted for use on roads.
Power to make transitional etc. provisions.     37. - (1) The Secretary of State may by regulations make such transitional provisions and such savings as he considers necessary or expedient in preparation for, in connection with, or in consequence of-
    (a) the coming into force of any provision of this Act; or
    (b) the operation of any enactment repealed or amended by a provision of this Act during any period when the repeal or amendment is not wholly in force.
      (2) Regulations under this section may modify any enactment contained in this or in any other Act.
Financial provisions.     38. - (1) There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State which is attributable to this Act.
      (2) Any fees received by the Secretary of State under this Act shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund.
Consequential amendments and repeals.     39. - (1) Schedule 1 (minor and consequential amendments) shall have effect.
      (2) The enactments mentioned in Schedule 2 are repealed to the extent specified.
Short title, commencement and extent.     40. - (1) This Act may be cited as the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998.
      (2) This Act (apart from this section) shall come into force on such date as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint; but different dates may be appointed for different purposes.
An order under this subsection may contain any provision which could be made under section 37 in connection with any provision brought into force by the order.
      (3) Any provision of this Act which amends or repeals any other Act has the same extent as the provision being amended or repealed.
      (4) Subject to subsection (3), this Act extends only to England and Wales.
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