33. Mr. ERSKINE
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that in Conduit Street and other thoroughfares in the West End of London the custom of parking motor cars in the centre of the street is causing increased and increasing congestion of the traffic, and that trades-people complain that the obstruction so caused deters potential customers from visiting the shops and business houses in these streets and that loss of trade results; and whether the whole question of the parking of cars may be reconsidered in view of the urgency of the problem?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
The object of the parking (namely, to prevent congestion in main thoroughfares) can only be attained by transferring a certain proportion of waiting traffic to streets of less importance. Very few complaints of the nature indicated have been received. The general question of the parking of cars will be considered by the Departmental Committee appointed by the Minister of Transport to examine the whole question of the regulation of hackney vehicles and the parking of vehicles.