HC Deb 24 July 1963 vol 681 c1441
18. Mr. Shepherd

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will in future arrange for meter time to be free on Easter Saturday.

Mr. Marples

No, Sir. There is no evidence that the demand for short-term parking in meter zones is less on Easter Saturday than on other Saturdays.

Mr. Shepherd

Will my right hon. Friend come round with me when I am working in Marylebone next Easter Saturday and see the hordes of parking meter attendants roaming round the streets looking for the occasional motorist, and see that, on the whole, the meters are not used to the full?

Mr. Marples

I hope that my hon. Friend will not mind if I resist that invitation; but I will send one of my officials with him.