161 Control of numbers of licensed taxis: exception
161 Control of numbers of licensed taxis: exception
Equality Act 2010 | Legislation

(1)     This section applies if—

(a)     an application for a licence in respect of a vehicle is made under section 37 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847,

(b)     it is possible for a disabled person—

(i)     to get into and out of the vehicle in safety,

(ii)     to travel in the vehicle in safety and reasonable comfort, and

(iii)     to do the things mentioned in sub-paragraphs (i) and (ii) while in a wheelchair of a size prescribed by the Secretary of State, and

(c)     the proportion of taxis licensed in respect of the area to which the licence would (if granted) apply that conform to the requirement in paragraph (b) is less than the proportion that is prescribed by the Secretary of State.