§ Mr. Bendall
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make an order under the Finance Act 1974 to enable district councils which prescribe taxi fares by byelaw to grant a surcharge to take account of the increase in road fuel duty and vehicle excise duty announced on 10 March.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
I have made an order authorising a surcharge of up to 5 pence per journey. It will come into operation today.