§ 52. Mr. Russell
asked the Minister of Transport in how many streets in the City of London vehicles are allowed to wait on one side only; on what date these arrangements first came into operation; and how many of these streets are also one-way streets.
Ten, Sir. The regulations were made by the Corporation of the City of London between 1930 and 1939, and nine of the streets are also one-way.
§ Mr. Russell
Can my hon. Friend say whether these regulations have worked well, and, if so, whether the experience gained from them could not be used in considering whether they should be introduced in the West End?
Yes, Sir. The regulations have worked satisfactorily but my hon. Friend will appreciate that the thoroughfares of the City are very 1101 different from those in Central London: they have little through traffic, most are extremely narrow, and if parking were allowed on both sides of the street it would he physically impossible for traffic to get through.
§ 53. Mr. Russell
asked the Minister of Transport in how many local authority areas in the Metropolitan Police district unilateral waiting regulations are in operation; and how many local authorities, besides Wembley Borough Council, or other bodies, have applied in the last two years for such regulations to be introduced.
The answer to the first part of the Question is "none," and to the second part "three," apart from those local authorities included in the experimental scheme.
§ Mr. Russell
Can my hon. Friend say how it is that there are unilateral waiting regulations in force in so many other parts of the country but not in the Metropolitan Police area?
We are about to make an experiment in this direction, as my hon. Friend knows. I believe that he has the Adjournment at an early date, when I shall be able to inform him more fully.