HC Deb 22 February 1939 vol 344 cc366-7
19. Mr. Liddall

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the unsatisfactory time conditions applying to public parking places in London, whereby persons unaware of the regulations and leaving their motor cars for more than two hours are liable to be proceeded against; whether he will cause instructions to be given that parking attendants shall give notice of the time limit to motor car drivers leaving their motor cars; and whether, in view of the shortage of garage accommodation, and the average length of time of theatrical and other entertainments, he will consider extending the period to three hours?

Mr. Burgin

The maximum period during which vehicles may be left upon an authorised parking place in London is laid down in the appropriate Regulations and is also indicated clearly on notices at the parking places. The attendants at parking places are instructed to hand a card setting out the conditions governing the use of the parking place to the driver if possible or, if not, to leave it on the car. I am not prepared to extend the maximum period.

Mr. Liddall

Will the right hon. Gentleman say why he is averse to extending the period?

Mr. Burgin

Because I think it is unreasonable to provide space in the centre of the Metropolitan area for people to leave their cars.