HC Deb 08 April 1919 vol 114 cc1854-5

asked the Home Secretary whether he can take steps to remove the present restrictions as regards taxi-cabs and other vehicles in railway stations in the interests of all the travelling public?


Legislation would be required to alter the law with regard to taxi-cabs in railway stations. The matter is receiving attention, but I cannot promise to introduce legislation at present.

70. Sir P. GOFF

asked the Home Secretary whether he can see his way to consider the advisability of regulations to the effect that the driver of a taxi-cab going slowly along the streets and not plying for hire should have his flag covered?


A police notice was issued in August, 1917, which said that a taxi-driver who is not seeking a hiring could cover over the "For hire" on his flag; but should he then stop and parley with a would-be hirer, he would be deemed to be plying for hire and liable to the penalties of the law if he refused to carry after parleying. I will consider the suggestion of transforming this arrangement into a regulation.