HC Deb 02 February 1967 vol 740 c156W
Mr. Fletcher

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what response the Commissioner of Police has given to the request made by the union representing London cab drivers for permission to exhibit in their cabs a notice to the effect that the fare from central London to London Airport would be 55s.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

I understand that it was rejected by the Deputy Commissioner on the grounds that the posting of such notices would inevitably be taken to imply official approval of a fare for a journey over which there is no statutory control, and would run counter to the right of cab drivers, under the law as it now stands, to negotiate fares in respect of journeys of over six miles.