HC Deb 08 July 1908 vol 191 c1633

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the hinged seat behind the driver's seat in motor-cabs conforms with the regulations as to seating in four-wheeled cabs required by the Metropolitan Police; whether he has consented to a different width of seating in motor cabs from that required in four-wheeled cabs; and, if not, by whose authority has this regulation been altered.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) The regulations do not lay down specific dimensions for seating accommodation in four-wheeled horse cabs. In those motor cabs which are licensed to carry two persons the hinged seat behind the driver is merely an emergency seat and does not conflict with any regulations as to construction.