§ Mr. Speller
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many personal accidents to passengers in the new London hackney cabs have been reported, with injuries arising from contact with the metal frame of the occasional seat; and if he will ask the Public Carriage Office to investigate and to make recommendations on necessary modifications.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
I have received no reports of accidents of this kind. The Department would be prepared to investigate any complaints and consider whether any design modifications are desirable.