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London Taxi-Cabs (Charges)

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 13 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make a statement on his negotiations with the London taxi-cab trade on fares and extra charges for passengers and their luggage.

My Department is responsible for ensuring that the fares payable in London taxi-cabs are reasonable from the points of view of both the passenger and the operator. To this end the Department is discussing with representatives of the London taxi trade the structure of the fare tariff, including the level and scope of the extra charges now payable.