§ Mr. WILLIAM THORNE
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that Mr. W. M. Meyer, of 26, Grafton Road, Kentish Town, had his cabdriver's licence revoked in November, 1907, as a result of being concerned in a trial for theft at the Old Bailey, where he was found not guilty; and whether he will now order a licence to be issued, seeing the hardship inflicted upon Mr. Meyer through no fault of his own?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The person referred to was acquitted on a charge of larceny in 1906, and also on a previous occasion on a charge of unlawful possession; but as it was clearly proved that he was an associate of thieves, the Commissioner of Police considered him an unsuitable person to hold a cabdriver's licence. In view of the lapse of time, I propose to ask the Commissioner to reconsider the question of granting a licence if the man can. produce satisfactory evidence as to his conduct and character.