HC Deb 16 March 1960 vol 619 cc1287-8
31. Mr. Webster

asked the Minister of Transport what consultations he has had with other Government Departments regarding the creation of adequate parking facilities where space exists in close proximity to their buildings.

Mr. Marples

I have consulted with my colleagues wherever it seemed likely that space adjoining or associated with Government buildings in London might conveniently be used for off-street parking. Some of the special Christmas car parks resulted from such consultation. The provision of staff parking space for Government offices is the concern of my right hon. Friend the Minister of Works.

Mr. Webster

Is my right hon. Friend aware that, in particular, the Air Ministry building in Whitehall Gardens appears to be surrounded by a vast amount of space, some of which could be given up to add to the car-parking facilities, and that, in general, it is hoped that Government Departments will play their part in assisting in this vital problem?

Mr. Marples

That is a problem for my right hon. Friend the Minister of Works, and I will bring that supplementary question to his notice.

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