HC Deb 11 March 1868 vol 190 c1395

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to the Book of Cab Fares issued by authority, and the plates affixed to the Cabs, both of which are calculated to mislead the public as to the alteration in Cab Fares made by an Act of last Session?


, in reply, said, it was quite true that there had been mistakes both in the Book of Fares and in the new plates affixed to the Cabs. He proposed shortly to bring in a Bill dealing with the whole subject of Cabs, with a view to consolidate the law and to re-arrange the fares, and he thought it better, under those circumstances, not to recall the recent issue of plates until it was seen how Parliament would proceed in the matter. There could be no doubt, however, that a mistake had been committed—but the cabmen generally knew it was a mistake, and also that they knew only one shilling should be charged when the distance was under two miles.