HC Deb 12 April 1910 vol 16 cc1072-3

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can state whether the person to be appointed to the Board of Appeal under the new London cab regulations will have a practical knowledge of the cab industry as well as a thorough acquaintance with the metropolitan street traffic; and will he state whether, in the regulation as to meal time, the time allowed will be considered to commence from the time a driver puts his cab on the rank and orders his meal to be cooked, or from the time his food is ready on the table?


I have not yet settled the composition of the Board of Appeal to be established under the new London cab regulations. The members, however, will have a thorough acquaintance with the conditions of street traffic generally in the metropolis. The half-hour allowed for meals will run from the time when the driver receives from the constable on duty a notice to put on his cab to show that it is temporarily not for hire.