§ 45. Mr. Ernest Davies
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what conclusions have been reached by the London and Home Counties Traffic Advisory Committee as a result of the study it undertook to make of traffic conditions at those sites where a ban on loading and unloading was postponed until experience had been gained of the extension of the hours during which a "no-waiting" ban was in operation; and whether it is now proposed to impose such a ban.
§ Mr. Nugent
The Advisory Committee has not yet completed its further 975 study of conditions at the twenty-three sites where loading bans were proposed. It is at present considering whether practical trials may be necessary, and we hope to have its advice on this point within the next few weeks.
§ Mr. Davies
As it is now twelve months since the hours of "no-waiting" were extended to start at 8.30 a.m., and since the position has not improved so far as loading and unloading is concerned—one often comes across double parking in central London—will the Minister take steps to increase the ban on loading and unloading?
§ Mr. Nugent
I certainly think this is a matter which must be pursued. We have been investigating it. The reason for rejecting the proposal before us was that there was not sufficient information to justify the action involved. There have been inquiries by the police and the divisional road engineer. The outcome of them is the consideration which I have mentioned. I hope that we shall have something definite to go on quite soon.