§ Mr. J. Rodgers
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of recent proposals for building comprehensive car parks over railway stations in the London commuting area; and whether, in view of the benefits of developing such parks in order to reduce congestion in London, he will take steps to make the necessary arrangements with suitable organisations for constructing these parks on an economic basis in the near future.
§ Mr. Marples
Yes, I am aware of these proposals, but I have no powers to provide parking space off the street or to cause others to do so. Such provision is a matter for local authorities, the Railways Board, the London Transport Board and private enterprise. I am sure they will consider what might be done on these lines.