HC Deb 28 July 1981 vol 9 c383W
Mr. Bidwell

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many licences have been granted by the Metropolitan Police to individuals who are not full-time hackney carriage drivers; how applications are checked; and if there is any evidence of abuse of the system whereby full-time employees in outside industries work extra hours in private hire vehicles.

Mr. Whitelaw

The information requested in the first part of the question is not available. The application procedures for cab drivers licences are set out in the London Cab Order 1934; the checking of applications is a matter for the licensing authority. Private hire vehicles in London are not licensed and no information is available about whether their drivers are full-time or not.