HC Deb 16 February 1961 vol 634 cc1740-1
18. Mr. Lipton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he will take to protect the rights of pedestrians, in view of the persistent practice of parking cars on pavements in the city of Westminster, details of which have been forwarded to him by the hon. Member for Lambeth, Brixton.

Mr. Renton

I am informed by the Commissioner of Police that special attention is paid, within the limits of available manpower, to the practice of parking cars wholly or partially on the footway. In suitable cases, offending cars have been removed, and proceedings taken against the drivers.

Mr. Lipton

In particular, will the hon. and learned Gentleman impress upon those Ministers of the Crown who park their officials cars on the pavement in Cowley Street to give up this bad habit and set a better example to the general public? Why should women with perambulators be forced off the footway because of the selfish motorists in Cowley Street, Barton Street, Romney Street and Victoria Square—to mention only a few of the thoroughfares in which so many "top" Tories reside?

Mr. Renton

I should require notice of any particular offence alleged.

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