Thought I would save TfL and yourself the cost of a judicial definition of the word Taximeter.
If you or your team of 76 lawyers and 11 outside legal consultancies (who by the way, cost the London tax payer £15 million a year) had taken the trouble to read the London Cab Act 1907, that you are so fond of quoting to the media, you/they would have been able to find, in section 6, a clear and concise definition that’s already available.
Editor Taxi Leaks.
London Cab Act 1907
(1)In this Act the expression “stage carriage” has the same meaning as in the M1Metropolitan Public Carriage Act, 1869, as amended by this Act, the expression “cab” has the same meaning as the expression “hackney carriage” has in that Act, the expression “fare” includes any payment to be made for the carriage of luggage on a cab, and any other payment to be made in respect of the hire of a cab, [F1the expression “London cab order” has the same meaning as in the Metropolitan Public Carriage Act 1869] and
the expression “taximeter” means
any appliance for measuring the time or distance for which a cab is used, or for measuring both time and distance, which is for the time being approved for the purpose by or on behalf of [F2Transport for London].
(2)It is hereby declared that for the purposes of any Act relating to hackney carriages, . . . F3, or cabs, in London, the expressions “hackney carriage,” . . . F3 or “cab” include any such vehicle, whether drawn or propelled by animal or mechanical power . . . F4
(3)In this Act the expression “London” means the Metropolitan Police District and the City of London.
[F5(4)Any power to make a London cab order under or by virtue of this Act includes power to vary or revoke a previous such order.]
With thanks to J Daggers.