New Clause 1 - Carrying of guide dogs, hearing dogs and other assistance dogs: scotland

Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc.) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:30 am on 13 June 2002.

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'In section 20 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (c. 45) (regulations relating to taxis and private hire cars and their drivers) the following subsection is inserted after subsection (2A)—

''(2AA) The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make such provision as appears to them to be necessary or expedient in relation to the carrying in private hire cars of disabled persons (within the meaning of section 1 (2) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50)) and such provision may in particular prescribe—

(a) requirements as to the carriage of guide dogs, hearing dogs and other categories of dogs;

(b) a date from which any such provision is to apply and the extent to which it is to apply; and

(c) the circumstances in which an exemption from such provision may be granted in respect of any private hire car or private hire car driver,

and in this subsection ''guide dog'', ''hearing dog'' and ''other categories of dog'' have the same meaning as in subsection (2A) above.

(2AB) Regulations under subsection (2AA) above shall be made by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Scottish Parliament.''.'.—[Mr. Gerrard.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.

Bill, as amended, to be reported.

Committee rose at twenty minutes to Twelve o'clock.

Gidley, Sandra Jamieson, Mr. Mahon, Mrs. Naysmith, Dr. Swire, Mr. Watts, Mr.