§ 21. Mr. Michael Spicer
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is considering making it easier for taxi-cab operators to obtain licences in London.
§ Dr. Summerskill
The licensing of London taxis is the responsibility of an Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. The number of licensed taxis in London has increased in recent years and I am not aware of any general difficulty in obtaining licences. I am sure that the Assistant Commissioner would 503W be very willing to look into any specific problems the hon. Member has in mind.