§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what consultations he has undertaken during the past year about the licensing of private hire cars in Greater London; and when he now plans to introduce such a system.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
We have received a number of representations both for and against the licensing of private hire cars in London. Having consulted the Metropolitan police and the Motor Insurance Bureau, we have concluded that this question should be investigated as part of the review of taxi and hire car legislation which we proposed to start once the provisions concerning taxis in the Transport Bill are in operation.