HC Deb 16 December 1948 vol 459 cc1360-1
12. Captain John Crowder

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will consult with the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police with a view to an extension of the use of his power to give consent to vehicles being parked without lights where he is satisfied that the roadway is adequately lighted.

Mr. Ede

The Commissioner's powers to consent to vehicles being parked without lights are limited to cab ranks and authorised parking places appointed by the Minister of Transport. Consent has been given in a number of cases and the Commissioner is considering whether it can appropriately be given in respect of certain further authorised parking places having regard to all relevant considerations, including the safety of other road users.

Captain Crowder

Will the Home Secretary consider consulting with a special committee of the R.A.C. and A.A. who are considering this subject in which they are interested, so that the public shall know exactly the position?

Mr. Ede

If the committee like to approach me, I shall be glad to be associated with them because, generally speaking, those organisations are very helpful.