§ MR. STEADMAN (Finsbury, Central)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can state the number of licences issued for horse-drawn cabs, likewise the number of motor cabs, up to 31st May, 1906; and the number of licences for horse-drawn cabs and motor cabs for the same period up to 31st May, 1907.
(Answered by Mr Secretary Gladstone.) On the 31st' May, 1906, there were licensed 10,792 horse-drawn cabs, and fifty-three motor cabs. On the 31st May, 1907, there were licensed 10,25l horse-drawn cabs and 284 motor cabs.