§ 89. Sir B. Janner
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the successful enforcement of parking laws without the use of meters in Leicester, and that the use of parking meters has been a failure financially; and whether he will refuse applications for extension of parking meter schemes within those areas for which he is responsible.
§ Mr. Marples
I understand that waiting restriction in Leicester are well enforced with the help of traffic wardens and the "ticket" system of fixed penalties for infringement. I do not accept that the use of parking meters has been a failure financially; they are not installed to make money but to regulate parking; most schemes do in fact yield a surplus which must by law be applied to the provision of off-street parking space. I shall continue to deal with applications for parking meter schemes on their merits.