§ Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Minister of Transport what study he has made of the statement by Mr. W. H. Hughes, the Wells Street magistrate, regarding the regulations concerned when trying the alleged parking offence of Mr. Kenneth Vardon Wilson of Abbey Road, Stratford, E.15, details of which have been supplied to him by the hon. Member for West Ham, North; what action he proposes to take; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Marples
I have seen reports in the Press about the incident to which the hon. Member refers. I announced on 2nd June that the supplementary signs "Parking Meters: No Charge Sats. beyond this point", which were said to have misled some motorists into parking elsewhere than at meters, were to be removed. I understand that the local authorities concerned have this in hand. I do not agree that the parking rules in Central London are unduly complicated. The simple basic rule during the hours of control is "Meter Parking Only", and this is stated on all the zone entry signs.