HC Deb 24 June 1954 vol 529 c590
49. Mr. E. Fletcher

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will instruct the Metropolitan Police not to interfere with residents in Petherton Road, Islington, which is an unusually wide road, parking their cars in the middle of the road there during the night.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

It is not within my province to instruct the police when to deal with offences and when not. I understand that a number of the residents in this road have complained to the borough council of the indiscriminate parking of vehicles there, and the police have warned a number of persons, both residents and non-residents, for not having the vehicles properly lighted at night.

Mr. Fletcher

Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman bear in mind that the nearest garage is about a mile and a half away and that it is a great convenience to people in that road to leave their cars in the road, which is very wide and tree lined?

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

I am very tempted to ask the hon. Member to use the wide road for having a meeting of his constituents who take the other view.