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Wednesday 19th July 2006

      For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:
      1717, 1745-46, 2029 and 2359

Consideration of Bill


Road Safety Bill [Lords], As Amended


Immediate suspension and revocation of drivers licences

Mr Secretary Alexander

NC6

    To move the following Clause:—

      ‘(1) Part 2 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (c. 57) (hackney carriages and private hire vehicles in England and Wales outside London) is amended as follows.

      (2) In section 61 (suspension and revocation of drivers’ licences), after subsection (2) insert—

      “(2A) Subject to subsection (2B) of this section, a suspension or revocation of the licence of a driver under this section takes effect at the end of the period of 21 days beginning with the day on which notice is given to the driver under subsection (2)(a) of this section.

      (2B) If it appears that the interests of public safety require the suspension or revocation of the licence to have immediate effect, and the notice given to the driver under subsection (2)(a) of this section includes a statement that that is so and an explanation why, the suspension or revocation takes effect when the notice is given to the driver.”

      (3) In subsection (3) of that section, after “under” insert “subsection (1) of”.

      (4) In section 77 (appeals), after subsection (2) insert—

      “(3) Subsection (2) of this section does not apply in relation to a decision under subsection (1) of section 61 of this Act which has immediate effect in accordance with subsection (2B) of that section.”.’.

Abolition of contract exemption

Mr Secretary Alexander

NC7

    To move the following Clause:—

      ‘In section 75(1) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (c. 57) (hackney carriages and private hire vehicles in England and Wales outside London: savings), omit paragraph (b) (vehicles used only for carrying passengers for hire or reward under contract for hire for not less than 7 day period).’.

Mr Secretary Alexander
That Clause 53 be transferred to end of line 23 on page 56.
Mr Secretary Alexander

1

Page 133, line 31 [Schedule 7], at end insert—

(15A) Hackney carriages and private hire vehicles
Short title and chapter Extent of repeal
Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (c. 57) Section 75(1)(b).
Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998 (c. 34) In section 1(1)(a), in the definition of “private hire vehicle”, the words “to the public”.’.

Mr Secretary Alexander

2

Page 134 [Schedule 7], leave out lines 8 to 11.

Mr Secretary Alexander

3

Title, line 2, leave out ‘trunk road picnic areas and private hire vehicles’ and insert ‘hackney carriages and private hire vehicles, and trunk road picnic areas’.


 
 
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