HC Deb 20 March 1952 vol 497 cc226-7W
82. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider increasing the fees payable by aliens who apply for naturalisation or registration as citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

It has been decided to increase the fees payable by aliens who apply after 31st March for naturalisation or for registration. The main changes are that the fee for a certificate of naturalisation will be£20 instead of£15 and the fee for the registration of an alien wife of a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies will be£1 instead of 10s.

The following statement shows (i) existing fees and (ii) the increased fees payable where application is made after 31st March, 1952.

view of the necessity for this service to continue for the convenience of London residents, visitors, and, in particular, travellers with luggage who cannot travel by omnibus or Underground, what steps he is proposing to take to ensure the continuance of this service.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

I am not responsible for the operation of taxi-cabs in London. My statutory functions are confined to the regulation of the conditions under which they may operate and the fixing of fares. I am always prepared to consider any representations on these matters which those responsible for the operation of London taxi-cabs may wish to submit to me.