§ Sir N. Cooper-Key
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that the Towns Police Clauses Act, 1847, inadequately covers the fare chargeable when a taxicab is ordered by telephone; that the charge to be made for the journey of the taxi to the house is consequently uncontrolled; and whether he will amend the byelaw stating that the taxi driver shall put the flag down at the commencement of the journey to define the commencement of the journey.
§ Mr. Elystan Morgan
I am aware that the Town Police Clauses Act, 1847, does not give local authorities power to define the moment when a journey begins. But my right hon. Friend thinks that this is a matter best left to agreement between the driver and the hirer of a taxicab.