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Car Hire

Volume 931: debated on Tuesday 10 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has any plans for protecting the licensed hackney carriage industry from unfair competition from the use of vehicles and drivers not subjected to the regulations appertaining to licensed carriages.

In England and Wales—outside London—district councils can take powers under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 to control private-hire cars and drivers. Within London, the GLC has agreed in principle that private-hire cars and drivers should be subject to control; the form that this control should take has yet to be considered.