HC Deb 22 March 1939 vol 345 cc1280-1
53. Colonel Nathan

asked the Minister of Transport what action he proposes to take on the Interim Report of the Departmental Committee on Cabs and Private Hire Vehicles (Cmd. 5938)?

Captain Hudson

The recommendations which the Inter-Departmental Committee on Cabs and Private Hire Vehicles make in their interim report are at present receiving the consideration of the Home Secretary, and my right hon. Friend, who is not at present in a position to make an announcement as to any action which the Government may take in the matter.

Mr. Benjamin Smith

Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman not aware that it was tentatively promised that the report should be issued before the last Recess, and having regard to the number of months Members were kept waiting for the committee to be set up, will he convey to the two gentlemen whom he has mentioned the need for expediting their decision?

Captain Hudson

I will certainly convey the hon. Member's remarks to my right hon. Friend, but I understand that there has not been any avoidable delay.