HC Deb 19 September 1950 vol 478 c214W
Sir W. Wakefield

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the statement of the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis in his Report for the year 1949 regarding the seriousness of the parking problems in London; and what steps he proposes to take to-provide more car parks to ease the problem before 1951.

Mr. Barnes

Yes, and I have this under consideration as part of the general problem of London traffic congestion. The London and Home Counties Traffic Advisory Committee will, I hope, report by the end of this year on traffic congestion in London and they are, I understand, giving special attention to car parking. Under the Public Works (Festival of Britain) Act, 1949, the London County Council have powers to provide car parks for persons visiting the Exhibition. For details of these car parks I would refer the hon. Member to the written Answer I am giving today to the hon. Member for Maidstone (Mr. Bossom).