ROAD TRAFFIC (PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES) REGULATIONS
Power to limit number of permits
(1) The Commissioner may by notice in the Gazette limit the number of hire car permits which may at any time be issued for any type of hire car permit specified in regulation 14(1) and may by notice in the Gazette vary any limit so set.
(2) Any limit notified under subregulation (1) shall not affect any hire car permit which is in force when the notice comes into operation.
(3) Where a limit is imposed under subregulation (1)-
(a) the Commissioner may by notice in the Gazette specify the manner in which, and the date by which, applications under regulation 14(2) may be made; and
(b) the Commissioner shall not be obliged to issue permits up to the limit so imposed.
(4) If the Commissioner-
(a) receives applications for hire car permits of a type specified in regulation 14(1) which is the subject of a notice under subregulation (1); and
(b) would, but for the limit under subregulation (1) on the number of the hire car permits that may be issued for that type, grant applications,
the Commissioner may cause the applications to be determined by lot.