The London Cab Order 1998

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Published: 1998-04-04

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 1043

METROPOLITAN AND CITY POLICE DISTRICTS
CABS
The London Cab Order 1998

Made
4th April 1998

Coming into force
25th April 1998

The Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 9 of the Metropolitan Public Carriage Act 1869(1), section 1 of the London Cab and Stage Carriage Act 1907(2) and section 1 of the London Cab Act 1968(3), hereby makes the following Order:

Citation, commencement and introduction

1.  This Order may be cited as the London Cab Order 1998 and shall come into force on 25th April 1998.

2.  The London Cab Order 1934(4) shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this Order.

Scale of fares

3.  For paragraph 40 (scales of fares excluding extras) there shall be substituted the following—

“40.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, the fare payable for the hiring of a motor cab shall be according to the following scale—

(a)a hiring charge of £1.00, and

(b)in respect of any part of the hiring during which the cab travels at a speed exceeding 10.1 miles an hour, at the rate of 20p for 231 metres or, if the fare shown on the taximeter is £9.40 or more, at the rate of 20p for 154 metres, and

(c)in respect of any part of the hiring during which the cab is stationary or travels at a speed not exceeding 10.1 miles an hour, at the rate of 20p for 51 seconds or, if the fare shown on the taximeter is £9.40 or more, at the rate of 20p for 34 seconds.

(2) In any case where the sum arrived at in accordance with sub-paragraph (1) above—

(a)is less than £1.40, the fare payable shall be £1.40; or

(b)exceeds £1.40 but is not a multiple of 20p, the fare payable shall be the sum so arrived at rounded up to the next highest multiple of 20p.”

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

Glenda Jackson
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
4th April 1998

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order increases the fares payable for the hiring of a motor cab licensed in the Metropolitan Police District and the City of London in respect of all journeys beginning and ending there.


(1)
1869 c. 115.

(2)
1907 c. 55.

(3)
1968 c. 7.

(4)
S.R. and O. 1934/1346; relevant amending instrument is S.I. 1997/1116.
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