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Taxi And Car Hire Trades

Volume 890: debated on Monday 14 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he now intends to introduce legislation to bring up to date the law in relation to hackney carriages, and to control the activities of private hire operators; and when the promised consultation paper on this matter will be issued to the local authority associations.

I accept that there is a demand for legislation on this subject. We are in the process of preparing draft proposals, but I cannot at present say when we shall be in a position to circulate a consultation paper to the local authority associations and other interested bodies.

(Thousands)
GasElectricityCoalminingIron and SteelRailways
June 1953 to June 1954+1-2-1
June 1954 to June 1955-2+2
June 1955 to June 1956-5+4+1
June 1956 to June 1957+1+3+2
June 1957 to June 1958+1-3-6-1
June 1958 to June 1959-5-2-2
June 1959 to June 1960-10+6-3
June 1960 to June 1961-5+1-1
June 1961 to June 1962+1-3-4
June 1962 to June 1963-2+3-4
June 1963 to June 1964+1-5+3-1
June 1964 to June 1965-6-1-3
June 1965 to June 1966-9-3
June 1966 to June 1967-6-2-1
June 1967 to June 1968-1-9-2
June 1968 to June 1969+1-1-7+1
June 1969 to June 1970-1-1-5
June 1970 to June 1971-1-5-5
June 1971 to June 1972-1-2-2
June 1972 to June 1973-3-1-1
Total change June 1953 to June 1973-1-89-22
The changes are shown to the nearest thousand and the sum of the yearly changes does not in all cases equal precisely the change for the period as a whole.
The estimates used to calculate the changes from June 1953 to June 1959 are based on the 1948 edition of the Standard Industrial Classification. Those from June 1959 to June 1969 are based on the 1958 edition and from June 1969 to June 197 on the 1968 edition. The Minimum List Headings (MLHs) for each industry are shown below.
1948 Standard Industrial Classification1958 Standard Industrial Classification1968 Standard Industrial Classification
GasMLH 210MLH 601MLH 601
ElectricityMLH 211MLH 602MLH 602
CoalminingMLH 10MLH 101MLH 101
Iron and SteelMLHs 40, 41, 43, 44 and 343MLHs 311 and 312MLHs 311 and 312
RailwaysMLH 220MLH 701MLH 701