HC Deb 28 March 1946 vol 421 cc83-4W
89. Sir G. Fox

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason the police were instructed to take the names of the drivers of all motor vehicles parked in Berkeley Street, London, W.I, between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 19th March; and whether, in view of the fact that motorists have been in the habit of parking their motor cars in this and other wide thoroughfares in the West End of London for many months past, he will issue a statement indicating which streets may, and may not, be used for parking, in order that there may be no unnecessary infringements of the law.

Mr. Ede:

The police acted in the normal course of their duties, because the unattended cars in Berkeley Street were obstructing the free flow of traffic. I doubt if the value of a list of all the authorised parking places in London would, be commensurate with the labour involved in compiling it.