HC Deb 10 April 1963 vol 675 cc169-70W
91. Mr. D. Smith

asked the Minister of Transport if his Department has completed its official investigation in South London into the general difficulties caused by lorry parking in residential streets; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Marples

The investigation is not complete, but some progress has been made. Lorry parks are the solution to the greater part of the problem. Since my Working Party was set up, four lorry parks were opened in central London in 1962; and one in Haydon Square, Aldgate, with space for two hundred lorries, has opened this year. More are being planned. It is equally important that these parks, once provided, should be fully used. The police are doing all they can to ensure this. The Working Party itself will continue to keep a close eye on developments and to advise and assist the various bodies concerned with specific aspects of the problem.