85. Mr. E. P. Smith
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that there is no obligation upon a taxicab driver to cover his meter flag when he is not seeking fares provided that he does not stop to parley -or bargain with potential hirers; and whether, in view of the unnecessary inconvenience and irritation caused to members of the public who are ignorant of this fact, he will take steps to ensure that all taxicab drivers shall, in future, when not seeking fares, obliterate their meter flags.
§ Mr. Dalton
The explanation is that I am bound, in this matter, by the 1938 Anglo-American Trade Agreement.