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Taxicab Fares (Increase)

Volume 476: debated on Wednesday 14 June 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been drawn to the dissatisfaction of taxicab drivers with the inadequate increase in fares permitted since the increase in the cost of petrol; and whether he will take this into account when coming to a decision on the recommendations contained in Sir Alan Rae Smith's Report.

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for St. Marylebone (Sir W. Wakefield) on 25th May, in which my right hon. Friend announced that he had made an order increasing taxicab fares in the Metropolitan Police District.

Can the hon. Gentleman say how many taxicab drivers are now on strike, and how long the strike is likely to last?

That has nothing whatsoever to do with this Question, so I will not say.