§ Sir Knox Cunningham
asked the Lord President of the Council what inquiries he has now made of the members of the police force on duty in New Palace Yard as to the efficacy of the existing taxi-call system; and what explanation has been given to him regarding the number of taxi-cab drivers who ignore the flashing light and pass the gates while exhibiting their for-hire signals.
§ Mr. Peart
As I explained to the hon. and learned Gentleman in my reply to his Question on 8th December, 1969, I am satisfied that the existing signals in New Palace Yard are adequate. I understand from my enquiries that some taxicab drivers simply prefer on occasions to ignore the signals and look elsewhere for a fare.