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Taxi Fares

Volume 981: debated on Friday 28 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will enable district councils which fix taxi fares by byelaw to increase fares by resolution to take account of the rise in the rates of road fuel and vehicle excise duty.

Yes. I am making an order under the Finance Act 1974 enabling those councils to grant a surcharge of up to 3p per jounrey. It will take effect from 21 April.