HC Deb 29 March 1956 vol 550 c227W
Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will instruct the Metropolitan Police to use their powers to remove derelict and unlicensed motor cars from highways and residential squares.

Major Lloyd-George

Apart from cases in which vehicles are left in such circumstances as to be likely to cause danger, the police have power to remove only such vehicles as have been abandoned by their owners. The police exercise that power but it covers only a very small proportion of the vehicles left in the streets.

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