Road Transport Act, 1932

Prohibition of carriage of merchandise and mails by passenger road service.

24.—(1) Save as is otherwise provided by this Act, it shall not be lawful for any merchandise or mails to be carried by a passenger road service.

(2) The Minister may, by a condition attached to a passenger licence, authorise or require the carriage by the passenger road service to which such licence relates of merchandise (either generally or of a specified character or quantity) or of mails or of both such merchandise and mails, and where such a condition is attached to a passenger licence the carriage in accordance with such licence of merchandise or mails (as the case may be) by the passenger road service to which such licence relates shall not be a contravention of this section.

(3) The Minister shall not authorise or require under this section the carriage of mails by a passenger road service save at the request of or after consultation with the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs.

(4) Whenever any merchandise or mails are carried by a passenger road service in contravention of this section, the licensee under the passenger licence in respect of such passenger road service shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds and, in the case of a continuing offence, a further fine of three pounds for every day during which the offence continues.