§ 14. Mr. Cooper-Key
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power why he has declined to receive a deputation from the Taxi Fleet Operators' Federation on the subject of the petrol ration for London taxicabs; whether he is aware of the serious effect on the travelling public of the recent reduction in the petrol ration for London taxicabs; whether he is aware that whilst some of the larger operators are unable, for various reasons, to make full use of their petrol allocation, others have to lay up their cabs for considerable periods through lack of fuel; and if he will reconsider his decision.
§ Mr. Gaitskell
The earlier representations of the Federation have been dealt with in correspondence, but in response to a letter dated 20th January I am arranging for a deputation to be received.