Hire Rates for A.R.P. Taxicabs
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FINCHLEY A.R.P. Committee .1' recently considered a communication from the Home Office (Fire Brigades Division) stating that, in connection with the use of taxicabs, agreement had been reached with the London Motor Cab Proprietors' Association, wlwreby the hire rates for these vehicles was fixed at £1 17s. 6d, a week, plus 2s. 641.. a week each where the taximeter was also hired.
It was pointed out, however, that it Was desirable, for first-line purposes, to purchase second-hand cars of high horse-power with the object of releasing taxicabs on hire. Arising thereon, the town clerk was instructed to press the appropriate department for consent to the purchase of such vehicles, in respect of which application had already been made.