HL Deb 28 April 1981 vol 419 c1165WA
Lord Kilmany

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will consider issuing guidance, through the Tourist Boards, for foreign visitors concerning the generally accepted practice of tipping taxi-drivers in London and elsewhere in order to reduce the number of cases of friction and misunderstanding which arise between taxi-drivers and their passengers to the detriment of good public relations.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade (Lord Trefgarne)

Guidance on tipping taxi-drivers and others is already contained in the British Tourist Authority's main guides to Britain, which are published in some 19 languages and are available free of charge in BTA offices in London and overseas.