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Taxi Trade

Volume 892: debated on Friday 16 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what intentions he has to implement the recommendations of the Maxwell Stamp Committee on the subject of the reform of the law governing hackney carriages and licensed taxi cabs.

Two of the recommendations in this report have already been implemented. Consultations on the others have revealed certain differences of view which have not yet been resolved; but my right hon. Friend hopes to be in a position to make a statement fairly soon.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is now in a position to state when he will permit an increase in the tariff in respect of London taxi cabs.

Discussions with representatives of the London taxi trade are still in progress. I hope that these discussions will shortly be concluded so that an announcement about London taxi fares can be made soon.