Taxi Regulation Act 2013

31.

Obligation to give licensing authority details of offences

31. (1) The applicant for, or holder of, a licence shall notify the licensing authority in writing of the fact of his or her conviction in respect of an offence referred to in the Schedule or section 30(3) or such other offences as the Minister may specify in regulations of which he or she is convicted—

(a) in the case of an applicant for a licence, at the time of application, and

(b) in the case of a licence holder—

(i) in the case of a conviction after the commencement of this section, not later than one month from the date of conviction, or

(ii) in the case of a conviction before such commencement, within one month of the commencement.

(2) A person who fails to notify the licensing authority in accordance with this section or who provides information knowing it to be false or misleading commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a class A fine.

(3) It is a defence in a prosecution for an offence under subsection (2) for the defendant to show that he or she took all reasonable steps and exercised all due diligence to avoid committing the offence.

(4) Where a person fails to notify the licensing authority in accordance with this section or provides information knowing it to be false or misleading, the licensing authority may determine that the person is not a suitable person to hold a licence and where the person is—

(a) an applicant for a licence, refuse the application, or

(b) the holder of a licence, suspend or revoke the licence.