§ 89. Mr. GRANT
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if there has been a marked decrease of accidents in London since the commencement of the strike of motor cab drivers; and, if this is so, will he consider the advisability of, in the future, limiting the number of licences for motor cabs in the interests of safety, and also so as to minimise competition, thus allowing for better payment of the drivers?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. McKenna)
The Commissioner of Police reports that there has been no marked fluctuation in the number of accidents since the commencement of the strike. The second part of the question therefore does not arise. The proposal in the third part would involve legislation, and I would remind the hon. Member that the Departmental 492 Committee of 1911 reported against any limitation of the number of licences.