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Taxi-Cab Regulation Reform Programme: Law drafting instructions

A formal published “Ministerial Decision” is required as a record of the decision of a Minister (or an Assistant Minister where they have delegated authority) as they exercise their responsibilities and powers.

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  • demonstrating that good governance, and clear lines of accountability and authority, are in place around decisions-making – including the reasons and basis on which a decision is made, and the action required to implement a decision

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A decision made 28 September 2015:

Decision Reference:  MD-T-2015-0079

Decision Summary Title:

Taxi-Cab Regulation Reform Programme

Date of Decision Summary:

23 September 2015

Decision Summary Author:

Inspector of Motor Traffic

Decision Summary:

Public or Exempt?


Type of Report:

Oral or Written?


Person Giving

Oral Report:


Written Report


Taxi-Cab Regulation Reform Programme

Date of Written Report:

23 September 2015

Written Report Author:

Inspector of Motor Traffic

Written Report :

Public or Exempt?


Subject:   Taxi Regulation Reform Programme

Decision(s):  The Minister approved the taxi-cab regulation reform programme and directed the Inspector of Motor Traffic to draft Orders under the Motor Traffic (Jersey) Law 1935 and make the necessary administrative changes to put the taxi-cab regulatory reform programme into effect.


Reason(s) for Decision:  


 To progress the Taxi Reform Programme,

 To provide improved efficiency and better consumer value from the cab service,

 To improve access to the cab service for people with disabilities,

 To enhance passenger safety,

 To stimulate the introduction of new technology into the cab service for the greater convenience of consumers, and

 To bring the legislation in respect of cab services up to date.


Resource Implications:  Officers to prioritise the work necessary to implement taxi regulatory reform.


Action required:   Inspector of Motor Traffic to issue instructions to the Law Draftsman to draft the necessary amendments to the legislation and make the administrative arrangements which would put these changes into effect.




Minister for Transport and Technical Services

Date Signed:

Date of Decision:



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