Pam Beggs

Pam Beggs

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    Phone-in on taxi industry a resounding success

    13/01/1993 12:00 AM
     
     
    Yesterday's phone-in for people wanting to comment on an independent review of the taxi industry was a resounding success.
     
    Transport Minister Pam Beggs said today more than 400 people called the taxi hotline to put their views on the recommendations.
     
    The reactions now were being analysed and the findings would be released.
     
    Mrs Beggs said the vast majority of calls to the one-day phone-in were from taxi owners and drivers.  The major issues raised concerned the structure of the Taxi Control Board, taxi fares and the number of taxis on our roads.
     
    "The Government has no intention of deregulating the taxi industry, altering the arrangements by which fares are set or increasing the number of taxis without the agreement of the industry," Mrs Beggs said.
     
    She was pleased there had been a strong response as it was important that the industry and the public had the opportunity to comment on the independent consultant's report before the final Ministerial review of the Taxi Car Control Act was presented to Parliament.