During the first seven months of this year a total of 142 cases of cabmen refusing to be hired or demanding more than the proper fare have been reported by the Metropolitan and City Police. Proceedings were taken in 92 of these cases, including eight which are still awaiting disposal. In 17 other cases the driver was cautioned. I am not at present in a position to add anything to the statement which I made in answer to my hon. and gallant Friend's previous Question on 30th July, but he may rest assured that the Commissioner of Police will take every step in his power to put a stop to this malpractice.