HC Deb 08 February 1945 vol 407 cc2210-1
29. Sir A. Southby

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is prepared to amend the regulations regarding taxi-cabs, so that the drivers may be completely enclosed, as is the case with omnibus drivers.

The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Herbert Morrison)

So far as the Metropolitan Police district is concerned, there is nothing in the prescribed conditions as to construction of taxi-cabs to prevent the enclosure of the driver's compartment.

Sir A. Southby

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the taxi-drivers themselves believe that the reason the driver's compartment is not enclosed is that the Home Office refuse to accept the design of a cab which includes such a feature?

Mr. Morrison

I think my answer will make it clear to them that they are under a misapprehension.

Sir Ernest Shepperson

Will the right hon. Gentleman so amend the regulations that Members of this House will have the opportunity to get a taxi to go home at night?