HC Deb 24 February 1972 vol 831 c1479
23. Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he now proposes to implement the recommendations of the Stamp Report on taxicabs.

Mr. Sharples

Consultations with interested bodies are continuing. It is too early to say when it will be possible for legislation to be introduced.

Mr. Finsberg

Will my hon. Friend accept that the report was published in October, 1970, and London taxi drivers are disturbed at the lack of action on it because of the risk which the public are running in having to use possibly unlicensed and uninsured minicabs?

Mr. Sharples

I appreciate the feeling of the trade about this, but a large number of consultations have to take place, and these are proceeding.