HC Deb 23 May 1991 vol 191 c564W
Mr. Bendall

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement about London taxi fares.

Mr. McLoughlin

The Secretary of State has made an order increasing London taxi fares by about 8.9 per cent. on average with effect from Saturday 8 June 1991. The new tariff will incorporate a minimum fare of £1.00—including an unchanged hire charge of 40p—for the first 940.5 yd or 3 minutes 13.5 seconds. The rate will then be 20p for every 313.5 yd or 1 minute 4.5 seconds up to 6 miles and 20p for each 209 yd or 43 seconds thereafter.