§ Mr. Henry Clark
asked the Minister of Transport what steps have been taken to implement paragraph 53 of the Buchanan Report.
§ Mr. Swingler
Paragraph 53 of the Buchanan Report suggests only that any new systems which may develop for the use of cars, such as the extended use of hire cars or more widespread taxi services, should be kept under review.
There is at present no evidence of any marked changes of this kind. These are among the subjects discussed in the recent report on "Cars for Cities". Also my right hon. Friend the Minister of State for the Home Department has announced that an independent Committee is to be appointed to review aspects of the taxi and hire car trade in London.