HC Deb 05 February 1948 vol 446 cc303-4W
44. Sir G. Fox

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that, despite the introduction in the Metropolitan area of restricted streets where yellow bands indicate that car parking is not permitted, the police are continuing to take action against drivers of cars who, avoiding the restricted streets, park their cars in non-restricted streets; and whether in view of the misunderstandings which exist in this connection he will make a statement clarifying the present position.

Mr. Ede

It is the duty of the police to enforce the general law for the prevention of obstruction, and the prohibition of waiting in restricted streets does not entitle drivers to leave vehicles indiscriminately in unrestricted streets.