HC Deb 10 February 1938 vol 331 cc1251-2
43. Mr. Crowder

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the rapidity with which the names of streets are being changed in London; and what arrangements are made for information on all these points to be conveyed to taximeter-cab drivers, who otherwise will be largely ignorant of the destinations referred to in the new appellations?

Sir S. Hoare

It is the normal practice in the cab trade for changes in regard to the names of streets or of important buildings, etc., to be notified in the cab trade journals as a result of information received either from the Commissioner of Police or from other sources. A list of the more important of the re-named streets was in fact published in one of the cab drivers' journals on 18th December last.

Mr. Crowder

Can the right hon. Gentleman say why it has been found necessary to make so many changes?

Sir S. Hoare

I think that is a question for which I am not responsible.

Mr. Macquisten

Why should not the old name be put below the new name, at any rate for some years?