§ Mr. Raymond Fletcher
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reports he has received of alleged illegal plying for hire in the Metropolitan area during the 12 months ending on the latest convenient date; how many prosecutions were instituted; and how many convictions were obtained.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
Reports of alleged illegal plying for hire are normally made to local police stations. Figures of complaints are not really available; but during the twelve months ended 30th September, 1966, there were seven prosecutions for illegal plying for hire in the Metropolitan Police District, all of which resulted in convictions.