HC Deb 18 June 1934 vol 291 c10
23. Sir A. POWNALL

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to make the use of safety glass obligatory for all taximeter cabs that may be licensed in future?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Gilmour)

The requirement as to the fitting of safety glass is the same for taxi-cabs as for other motor vehicles, namely, that vehicles registered after 1st January, 1932, must have safety glass fitted to windscreens or windows facing to the front on the outside, and that vehicles registered before that date must be so fitted before 1st January, 1937. It is not proposed at the moment to make any additional requirements for cabs. Most of the new cabs presented for licensing in London are, however, fitted with safety glass throughout.