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Private Hire Cars (Charges)

Volume 437: debated on Thursday 8 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that private hire companies are asking £20 a week for the hire of eight horse-power motor cars, exclusive of petrol and oil; and whether he intends to take powers to deal with this situation.

My right hon. Friend has no information as to the general trend of charges for private hire cars. He has no present intention of seeking powers to control them.