HC Deb 24 July 1873 vol 217 cc902-3

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether the statement is correct that Sir R. Carden said— As a matter worthy of attention of the Home Secretary, that from the authorized book of cab fares now in use among cabmen, and which was published in 1870, there were no less than sixteen railway stations in the Metropolis, many of them being principal stations, entirely omitted; and, whether this defect will soon be remedied?


Sir, the last authorized book of fares was published in 1872. New measurements are now being made by the Ordnance Survey Department. These measurements will be given from the 227 principal cab-stands to certain important points in the metropolis. Among the points to which measurements will be given, 35 railway stations are included, and among them all the terminal stations. The measurements to 89 cab-stands have been completed, and the whole will be completed and a new book issued as soon as it can be prepared.