HC Deb 09 February 1899 vol 66 c329
MR. MASSEY-MAINWARING (Finsbury, Central)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he can see his way to postpone any further action by the police with respect to loitering cabs until he has passed his proposed measure regulating the omnibus and heavy traffic in the thoroughfares of the Metropolis?


No. I quite concur with the Commissioner of Police in thinking that the congested state of certain thoroughfares in the Metropolis required the enforcement of the existing law respecting loitering cabs. There is every desire in enforcing it to consult as far as possible the convenience of the public and of the cabmen, but the fact that legislation appears to be desirable for the purpose of regulating the omnibus and heavy traffic does not seem a sufficient reason for postponing action respecting loitering cabs.