|132AI||Title:||HAWKER (URBAN COUNCIL) BY-LAWS||Gazette Number:|
(1) Where a licensee leaves or intends to leave Hong Kong, or is incapacitated by illness, for a period of more than 8 days, he may, with the prior permission in writing of the Council and on the payment of the prescribed fee, appoint any person eligible to hold a hawker licence to be his deputy during the absence or incapacity.
(2) Where permission is given under paragraph (1), the Council shall issue to the deputy a permit in such form and containing such particulars as it thinks fit and a hawker badge on which is shown the date of expiry of the permit, and all the provisions of these by-laws, so far as they are applicable and with any necessary modifications, shall apply to the permit as if it were a licence or to the hawker badge as if it were a hawker badge issued to a licensee. (L.N. 346 of 1989)
(3) The Council shall not, except in such special circumstances as it thinks fit, grant any permission under paragraph (1) for any period exceeding 6 months.
(4) Whenever a deputy acts for a licensee under this by-law, the duties imposed on a licensee under these by-laws shall be complied with by the deputy; and the deputy shall be liable to prosecution for contravention of these by-laws as if he were a licensee.