§ Mr. Channon
asked the Minister of Transport if he will provide a table setting out, since the beginning of the meter 39W 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.