§ Mr. Russell
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware of the confusion caused to drivers by the fact that regulations governing parking, waiting, loading and unloading of cars and commercial vehicles vary considerably between different boroughs in London; and if he will have them all reviewed with the object of bringing about greater uniformity.
§ Mr. Marples
Regulations restricting waiting must vary from one part of London to another, as traffic needs vary. Complete uniformity could be achieved only by making some restrictions unduly onerous. I have made proposals to local authorities for greater uniformity in some minor ways. But in the general interest some major differences—e.g. in hours of operation—are bound to continue. I want motorists to be in no doubt just what restrictions apply in 89W each street, and I shall shortly be consulting local authorities and representative organisations about an improved system of traffic signs for this purpose.