HC Deb 21 February 1922 vol 150 c1710
42. Major GLYN

asked the Home Secretary whether, in consultation with the Metropolitan Police authorities, he will consider in what way a better class of motor taxi-cab hackney carriages can be encouraged to ply for hire by allowing a lower legal minimum scale of fares to be charged by cabs over a certain age, and of only a limited horse power; and whether, since such a system operates with success in Paris and elsewhere, and since the cost of petrol, oils, etc., has fallen, he can take steps to prevent a vehicle using small quantities of spirit and proceeding at slower speeds having the advantage of superior vehicles?


The question is under consideration, and I am making inquiries as to the operation of this system in some foreign capitals.