HC Deb 11 December 1950 vol 482 cc788-9
6. Mr. Astor

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will take steps to permit cars to be parked with single parking lamp instead of as at present with side and rear lamps.

Mr. Barnes

Consideration is being given by my Department to the possibility of devising a suitable scheme for this purpose. Legislation would be necessary to enable such a scheme to be introduced.

Mr. Astor

I am very glad to hear that reply. Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us when legislation will be introduced?

Mr. Barnes

I do not govern the legislative programme of the House. As I have said, I am examining this matter. Perhaps hon. Members are aware that the House has just given a first Reading to a Bill which touches this point, and which I will examine.

Mr. Bowles

Is it not a fact that it is illegal to park a car with a single parking lamp?

Mr. Barnes

I should not like to answer that question offhand. Perhaps my hon. Friend would put a question down.