HC Deb 30 November 1938 vol 342 cc419-20
69. Sir Joseph Leech

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in order to reduce the dangerous congestion in Central London caused by the storage of motor vehicles on the public highways, he will take steps to ensure that neighbouring firms should arrange among themselves to provide joint parking-yards for vehicles of customers visiting their respective establishments?

Mr. Burgin

Parliament has not conferred upon me any power to require shopkeepers either individually or jointly to provide parking accommodation off the highway, although I am glad to say that in a number of instances firms make provision for garaging the cars of their customers.