§ MR. COOPER
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Franco-British Exhibition is outside the London four-mile cab radius; whether he is aware that the police refuse to allow hansom and four-wheeled cab-drivers to take up fares outside the exhibition unless they are showing a board stating they do not charge the 1s. mileage allowed by the Home Secretary's Order; whether he has issued any fresh order dealing with fares from this exhibition; and, if not, by whose authority has this regulation been forced upon the hansom and four-wheeled cabmen.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) The exhibition is outside the four-mile radius. No order dealing with fares from this exhibition has been made, nor indeed, in view of the statutory provision as to the radius, could any such order be made for other than taximeter cabs. It is not the case that the police refuse to allow hansom and four-wheeled cabs to take up fares unless they exhibit such a notice as is mentioned in the Question.