Taxi Regulation Act 2013

78.

Amendment of definitions in section 2 of Metrology Act 1996

78. Section 2(1) of the Metrology Act 1996 is amended—

(a) by inserting after the definition of “stamp” the following:

“‘taximeter system’ means a taximeter and distance signal generator which together make up a measuring instrument;”,

and

(b) by substituting for the definition of “user” the following:

“‘user’ means—

(a) the person or organisation responsible for the use of the instrument for the purposes of this Act,

(b) in the case of a taximeter system, includes in addition to any such user—

(i) the holder of a licence in respect of a small public service vehicle granted under section 9 of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013 in respect of which a taximeter system is installed, and

(ii) the holder of a licence to drive a small public service vehicle granted under section 9 of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013 in respect of a small public service vehicle in which a taximeter system is installed,

and

(c) the person driving or using a mechanically propelled vehicle in which a taximeter system is installed, in a public place for the carriage of persons for reward, whether or not that person is the holder of a licence mentioned in paragraph (b);”.