HC Deb 10 March 1965 vol 708 cc93-4W
Mr. John Hall

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that the parking meter scheme, as operated in London, imposes inconvenience on residents; and if he will accept the proposal made by the Westminster City Council and others that meters should operate from 9 a.m. instead of 8.30 a.m. as at present.

Mr. Tom Fraser

I am aware that parking meter schemes do inconvenience some residents. But I am not satisfied it would be in the general interest at present to change the starting time from 8.30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Vehicles left overnight would then be able to stay on 2-hour meters until 11 a.m. But well before that time it is already difficult for short-term parkers, for whom the meters are intended, to find parking places.

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