§ Mr. DOUGLAS HALL
I beg to ask the right hon. Gentleman the Home Secretary a question of which I have given him private notice: Whether he will consider the advisability of altering the Metropolitan Police Regulations in respect to the charges for taxi-cabs plying on the streets, so as to eliminate and make illegal all charges whatsoever for extras other than those automatically registered, as they are entirely unwarrantable, and have been apparently the cause of much dishonesty amongst the drivers and disputes with the cab companies, whereby the public have been put to an enormous amount of inconvenience?
§ Mr. McKENNA
It must be understood that I take no responsibility for the accuracy of the statement that there has been any dishonesty amongst the drivers, nor that enormous inconvenience has been caused to the public. The answer to the hon. Gentleman's question is: As he is no doubt aware the question of taxi-cab fares has recently been considerd by a Departmental Committee, and I would refer him to their suggestions. I can make no further statement at present.