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Taxi Trade (Tariff)

Volume 960: debated on Friday 15 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is now able to announce his decision upon the request for a tariff increase for the London taxi trade; and if he will make a statement.

Representatives of the London taxi trade are discussing with my Department an increase in London taxi fares which takes account of the recommendations of the Price Commission, and is based on the increase in cab operating costs, with an allowance for increased earnings consistent with the Government's earnings guidelines.