HC Deb 22 January 1982 vol 16 c219W
Mr. Bendall

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in view of the serious problems being experienced as a result of the activities of certain mini-cab drivers, he will consider, in the short term increasing the penalties for illicit touting of fares, and in the longer term, in liaison with other interested groups, consider a review of the licensing laws.

Mr. Mayhew

Proposals for increasing the maximum fine under some of the provisions relating to illegal plying for hire are contained in the Criminal Justice Bill. A comprehensive review of the law relating to taxis and hire cars is already under way and it is hoped to issue a consultation paper in due course.