HC Deb 03 December 1981 vol 14 c178W
Mr. Bidwell

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has information on the number of London taxi licences issued to applicants who combine taxi driving with other employment.

Mr. Raison

No. A taxi driver's licence is granted by the assistant commissioner to any person who satisfies him that he is fit to hold one. It does not require him to engage full-time in the trade.