HC Deb 21 October 1976 vol 917 cc502-3W
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 be very willing to look into any specific problems the hon. Member has in mind.

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