HC Deb 05 February 1948 vol 446 c1888
27. Captain John Crowder

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what quantity of motor spirit was authorised for use by hire cars and taxis in the Metropolitan area during the last quarter of 1946 and 1947, respectively.

Mr. Gaitskell

During the four months ending 31st December, 1946, 17,534 tons; during the same months in 1947, 16,334 tons.

Captain Crowder

In view of the shortage of transport in the Metropolitan area, could the Minister see his way to giving a larger allocation to taxicabs?

Mr. Gaitskell

I do not think that is really called for, but I am going to see a deputation from the taxicab association.