§ Mr. George Rodgers
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if he has any new proposals for further Price Commission examinations.
§ Mr. Hattersley
Following consultation with the Price Commisison and the Director General of Fair Trading I have today directed the Price Commission to examine and report to me on prices, costs and margins in the provision of cab services. The examination will cover all of Great Britain, and will include both hackney carriages, such as London taxis, and certain other private hire vehicle services, as laid down in the terms of direction. Among other things, the examination should throw light on the varying costs of these different services.
§ Mr. Wakeham
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if he will list the names of the firms being employed by the Price Commission to assist it in current investigations and examinations.
§ Mr. Maclennan
This is a matter for the Price Commission and I am asking the Chairman to write to the hon. Member.