Road traffic – Private hire vehicle. The judge had not erred in ruling that the respondents had had no case to answer under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 s 55 and to find that the first respondent company, having accepted a booking for a private hire vehicle, had made arrangements for another company to provide a vehicle to carry out the booking, in accordance with s 55A(1). The Divisional Court further found that the appellant local authority's conduct, including prior to bringing proceedings, fell far short of having been unnecessary or improper, such as to entitle the respondents to costs.