HC Deb 08 June 1964 vol 696 cc38-9W
Mr. Channon

asked the Minister of Transport if he will provide a table setting out, since the beginning of the meter scheme in the Metropolitan area, how much money has been received from parking meters in each 12-month period; what have been the costs of administering the scheme; and how many extra car spaces in off-street car parks have been provided.

Mr. Marples

Local authorities are responsible for collecting parking meter charges. The provision of public off-street parking space is also the responsibility of local authorities, as well as a field for private enterprise. The information I have received from the local authorities concerned in central London is as follows:

Year Income Expenditure Extra car spaces available in public off-street car parks
£ £
1958–59 24,484 30,091* No figures available.
1959–60 61,976 49,059
1960–61 217,721 148,768
1961–62 426,534 296,975 1,600
1962–63 628,990 477,578 3,000
1963–64 752,000 508,800 † Not yet available
(Provisional) (Provisional)
* Includes £5,387 spent in 1957–58 on preliminary works.
† Excluding tax liability.