HC Deb 11 May 1908 vol 188 c694

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can inform the House how many licences were in existence in London for two-wheeled horse-drawn hackney carriages, four-wheeled, and mechanically propelled cabs.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) The numbers of hackney carriages which were licensed by the Commissioner of Metropolitan Police in 1907 were as follows: 5,952 two-wheeled horsed cabs, 3,866 four-wheeled horsed cabs, and 723 mechanically propelled cabs. The corresponding figures for the year 1906 were 6,648, 3,844, and 96.