HL Deb 19 April 1995 vol 563 c52WA
Lord Brougham and Vaux

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether there is going to be an increase in London taxi fares this year.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport (Viscount Goschen)

The Government have made an order increasing London taxi fares by about 4.44 per cent. on average with effect from Saturday 22 April 1995. The new tariff will incorporate a minimum fare of £1.20 (including a hire charge of 80p) for the first 513 metres (561.22 yards) or 111 seconds. The rate will then be 20p for every 256.5 metres (280.61 yards) or 55.5 seconds up to 6 miles and 20p for each 171 metres (187.07 yards) or 37 seconds thereafter. The Government have decided that there will be no increase this year in the fees for London taxi driver and vehicle licences, currently £87 and £78 respectively.