HC Deb 30 July 1976 vol 916 cc438-9W
Mr. Spence

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will arrange to consult with the Licensed Cab Drivers Association, the Cab Section of the Transport and General Workers Union and other interested representative bodies of London taxi drivers and owners with a view to revising the rules in order to provide adequate ventilation in the driver's compartment of London taxicabs.

Dr. Summerskill

The design and construction of London taxicabs are largely governed by the conditions of fitness from time to time laid down by the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, to whom the representative bodies should address any proposals for modifications. In recent years several improvements to the ventilation system have been introduced and the Commissioner will be pleased to consider any further proposals.