HC Deb 13 December 1956 vol 562 cc604-5
20. Miss Burton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, as a result of his discussions, he is now in a position to make a statement about the persistent parking of cars in the Metropolitan area.

Major Lloyd-George

I would refer the hon. Member to the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation yesterday in reply to a Question by the hon. Member for Truro (Mr. G. Wilson). As regards police action in relation to parked cars, I have nothing to add to the reply I gave to the hon. Member on 25th October.

Miss Burton

Is the Home Secretary aware that I and others who live in the street which he knows are appreciative of the interest that he has taken in that matter? As to what was published yesterday, is the right hon. and gallant Member aware that a map shows that street as an oasis of white in pink, blue and yellow, and that that makes the position even worse? Could he make representations to that effect?

Major Lloyd-George

I have not had the opportunity of looking at the rainbow, but it sounds a very attractive colour scheme to me. We had better first study this Report, which is very important. In any action taken after consultation, I shall certainly not forget to look at the oasis.

Mr. Page

Can my right hon. and gallant Friend say why no action is taken about persistent parking on pavements? Is he aware that this is a dangerous practice which forces pedestrians into the road, particularly those who are wheeling prams?

Major Lloyd-George

I should be glad to look at it, but the question of obstruction is a different matter altogether.