HC Deb 03 June 1907 vol 175 c311
MR. STRAUS (Tower Hamlets, Mile End)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Scotland Yard have received any, and, if so, how many, complaints about the taximeter; and what steps he intends to take as regards sealing or stamping the taximeters, which are at the present time being used without official sanction.


Two written complaints respecting taximeters have been received, each instrument proving on examination to be out of order. In addition several verbal complaints have been received in which, as a rule, the person complaining was unable to identify the cab. The arrangements for sealing taximeters are almost complete, and it is hoped that at an early date all the unsealed taximeters will be withdrawn from use.