HC Deb 08 July 1997 vol 297 cc442-3W
Mr. Bob Russell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has following the case in the Queen's Bench Division between L. Benson and Copeland Borough Council to seek to restore the previous position whereby the spouse of a licence holder could use a private hire vehicle for any purpose other than for hire. [6766]

Ms Glenda Jackson

I am aware of the concerns of the private hire trade following the decision in the case of Benson v. Boyce and I am considering what should be dune in the light of this judgment.

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