HC Deb 12 July 1938 vol 338 cc1107-8
41. Mr. Crowder

asked the Home Secretary how often the Committee investigating the question of competition between the taximeter-cab industry and the private motor-hire firms will meet; and whether arrangements can be made for a separate report regarding the London area to be made available before Parliament rises for the Summer Recess?

Mr. Lloyd

It is for the Committee to decide when and how often they shall meet, and I understand that arrangements for the first few meetings have already been made. As my right hon. Friend stated in his reply to the hon. Member for Rotherhithe (Mr. Benjamin Smith) on 4th July, the Committee have been specifically asked to deal first with the position in London and to consider whether it is practicable to make any recommendation as regards London in advance of their other recommendations. My right hon. Friend must leave it to the Committee to decide whether and when such an interim report can be furnished.

Mr. R. Gibson

Can the Minister say whether any meetings have in fact taken place?

Mr. Lloyd

Not without notice.

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