Taxicabs (Fares).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 14th February 1922.

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Photo of Sir Charles Lyle Sir Charles Lyle , West Ham Stratford

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asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the fall in the cost of petrol, and also the decline in rubber and other running charges, he will consider the desirability of restoring taxicab fares to something like their pre-War rates?

Photo of Mr Edward Shortt Mr Edward Shortt , Newcastle upon Tyne West

I am unable to propose any alteration of the fares at present, but the matter will be further considered later if the conditions continue to improve.

Photo of Sir Charles Lyle Sir Charles Lyle , West Ham Stratford

Can the right hon. Gentleman give some reasons for this decision?

Photo of Mr Edward Shortt Mr Edward Shortt , Newcastle upon Tyne West

I am acting on the advice of those whom I consulted.