Captain A. EVANS
asked the Home Secretary the number of motorists who have been summoned in the year 124 for leaving their cars in centres which have originally been approved by the Commissioner of Police and subsequently been changed without any public notification having been made?
32 persons were summoned for leaving cars in Sackville Street and Albemarle Street, W., after those places had been withdrawn from the Commissioner's list, but notice of the withdrawal was given in the manner explained in reply to the previous question and, moreover, a constable was posted at the places in question, for a period, to warn persons against leaving their cars there.
asked the Home Secretary whether, in the event of any alterations being made in these centres, a public pronouncement will be made on this subject in order to guide motorists as to their future use?
The Commissioner's practice has been to notify allocation of a parking place to the Royal Automobile Club, the Automobile Asso-2054W ciation and the principal business houses, hotels and clubs in the vicinity. Any withdrawal from the list is notified in the same way. As the hon. and gallant Member is aware, the allocation of parking places for private cars is included in the scope of the London Traffic Act and the whole question has been referred to the Advisory Committee by the Minister of Transport.
asked the Home Secretary the parking centres in the Metropolitan district which have been allocated by the Commissioner of Police for the convenience of private car owners?
My right hon. Friend is sending the hon. and gallant Member a copy of the list issued by the Commissioner.