HC Deb 10 March 1927 vol 203 cc1338-9
15. Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the Home Secretary in how many towns in England sidecar taximeter cabs have been licensed; and whether he has any information as to the success or other wise of these experiments?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Chamberlain)

I have been asked to reply. Outside the Metropolitan police district, the licensing of hackney carraiges is for the local authority. I know that some local authorities have licensed these vehicles, but I have no information as to their number or the success achieved.

16. Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the Home Secretary whether he is taking any steps to deal with the crawling taximeter cab nuisance?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)

I have been asked to reply to this question. The subject of crawling taximeter cabs has been under consideration by the London Traffic Committee for some time past, and I am awaiting a Report from them, which I hope to receive very shortly. I am afraid I cannot make any statement on the subject until I have had an opportunity of considering any advice the Committee may offer.