Mr. W. E. Garrett
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will reconsider his refusal of vetting by the police of applicants for hackney carriage private hire operators' licences and driving permits.
§ Dr. Summerskill
My right hon. Friend has no power to refuse or assent. But his advice to chief officers of police, with which they agree, is that the vetting of hackney carriage operators and drivers would not be a proper use of police records of criminal convictions.