§ 38. Mr. Ronald Russell
asked the Minister of Transport if he will institute unilateral waiting in various streets in the neighbourhood of High Road, Wembley, in accordance with proposals made by the Wembley Borough Council.
Proposals by the London and Home Counties Traffic Advisory Committee for an experiment in unilateral waiting in certain selected streets in London are now under consideration. The proposals to which my hon. Friend refers are supplementary but will, no doubt, be the subject of a further recommendation by the Committee, after a decision on their original recommendations has been reached.
§ Mr. Russell
Can my hon. Friend say how long it will be before a decision on these recommendations will be reached?
I hope not too long, but there have been certain very weighty objections lodged, notably as regards the loading and unloading of vehicles outside business premises.
§ 42. Mr. Russell
asked the Minister of Transport the approximate number of towns in which unilateral waiting is in operation; and the names of a few of the largest.
Unilateral waiting is in operation in about 250 towns in England and Wales. Six of the largest are Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and Bristol.
§ Mr. Russell
Since, presumably, unilateral waiting has been successful in those cities, could not the experience gained be used in London without waiting for very extensive experiments?