|132AI||Title:||Hawker Regulation||Gazette Number:||E.R. 1 of 2013|
(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 Director 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 subsection (1), the Director shall issue to the deputy a permit in such form and containing such particulars as he thinks fit and a hawker badge on which is shown the date of expiry of the permit, and all the provisions of this Regulation, 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 Director shall not, except in such special circumstances as he thinks fit, grant any permission under subsection (1) for any period exceeding 6 months.
(4) Whenever a deputy acts for a licensee under this section, the duties imposed on a licensee under this Regulation shall be complied with by the deputy; and the deputy shall be liable to prosecution for contravention of this Regulation as if he were a licensee.