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Guide Guidance on applying for a horse drawn hackney carriage

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4. Carriage safety

Before a horse drawn hackney carriage vehicle licence can be issued public liability insurance must be provided to a minimum of £2,000,000.

The hackney carriage proprietor must have the carriage tested by an inspector approved by us. We will supply the necessary inspection sheet. The inspector will use the check criteria laid down by the Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions, copies of which can obtained from the licensing office. The cost of the carriage inspection will be the applicant’s responsibility.