Road Transport Act, 1971

Transitional provision relating to certain merchandise licences.

4.—(1) Notwithstanding anything in section 14 (as amended by this Act) of the Principal Act, whenever it appears to the Minister that, in relation to a particular merchandise (existing carrier's) licence, the number of vehicles therein specified pursuant to the said section 14 (as so amended) does not fairly represent the normal complement of vehicles lawfully operated by the licensee under and in accordance with the terms of the licence in the period of three years ending on the 31st day of December, 1968 (being the number of vehicles so used by him with reasonable continuity or regularity), the Minister may amend the licence by increasing to such number as he may consider fair and reasonable the number of vehicles with which the licensee is authorised by that licence to carry on a merchandise road transport business, and the licence shall have effect accordingly on and after the date of the amendment.

(2) The power conferred on the Minister by this section shall cease to have effect at the end of one year commencing on the commencement of this Act.