HC Deb 12 March 1958 vol 584 cc50-1W
Captain Kerby

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether. in view of widespread public anxiety and demand, he will use his powers to revoke the no waiting restrictions now in force in Storrington, Sussex, imposed by the West Sussex County Council and confirmed by him on 2nd December, 1957; and if he will so amend Section 33 of the Road Traffic Act, 1956, as to make it obligatory on local authorities to submit all future traffic regulation orders, in- cluding those dealing with waiting restrictions outside the London traffic area, to him for confirmation.

Mr. Nugent

Following Government policy of devolving responsibility to local authorities, the power to make waiting restrictions was transferred to local authorities on 1st December, 1957. I can see no grounds for reversing this action nor for using the Minister's reserve powers to intervene in this particular decision of the West Sussex County Council.