§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection when he referred the question of taxicab fares in London to the Price Commission; when it was required to report; if he expects to receive the report by the due date; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Fraser
A direction was issued to the Price Commission on 12th December 1977 requiring it to examine and report before 30th June 1978 on the prices, costs and margins in the provision of cab services in Great Britain. As more time was needed for the completion of an inquiry covering not just London but Great Britain as a whole, my right hon. Friend varied the direction on 25th May to provide for the Price Commission to report before 1st September.