Taxi-Cabs (Driver's Compartment)

Oral Answers to Questions — India – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8 February 1945.

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Photo of Commander Sir Archibald Southby Commander Sir Archibald Southby , Epsom 12:00, 8 February 1945

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is prepared to amend the regulations regarding taxi-cabs, so that the drivers may be completely enclosed, as is the case with omnibus drivers.

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

So far as the Metropolitan Police district is concerned, there is nothing in the prescribed conditions as to construction of taxi-cabs to prevent the enclosure of the driver's compartment.

Photo of Commander Sir Archibald Southby Commander Sir Archibald Southby , Epsom

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the taxi-drivers themselves believe that the reason the driver's compartment is not enclosed is that the Home Office refuse to accept the design of a cab which includes such a feature?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

I think my answer will make it clear to them that they are under a misapprehension.

Photo of Mr Ernest Shepperson Mr Ernest Shepperson , Leominster

Will the right hon. Gentleman so amend the regulations that Members of this House will have the opportunity to get a taxi to go home at night?