§ 26. Commander Viscount CURZON
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any applications have been made for the licensing of motorcycle side-car combinations as taxi-cabs in the Metropolitan Police area; and, if not, whether any such applications could be approved?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Baird)
Applications for the licensing of motor side-cars as cabs have been received. As there are serious objections to the grant of such licences, the matter has been referred to a Committee appointed by the Minister of Transport; and pending their Report licences cannot be granted.
§ Viscount CURZON
Does the hon. Gentleman not think that the applications for these licences for motor-cycle side-car combinations would result in a very much larger number of taxis?
§ Sir J. BAIRD
I do not think anything would be gained by doing that. The whole of the matter has been referred to a Committee, and is to be reported upon.