HC Deb 14 March 1912 vol 35 c1276
Captain MURRAY

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the practice of whistling for taximeter cabs and hackney carriages at all hours of the night deprives many people in London of well-earned sleep; and whether he can take steps to prohibit the use of whistles for this purpose after the hour of 11 p.m.?


It is undoubtedly the case that in certain localities where cabs are in great demand at a late hour, the practice of whistling for them must cause annoyance, but it is a convenience to the public, and I am not prepared to say that the nuisance is of such magnitude as to call for prohibition. In any case, I have no power to prohibit it.