§ Mr. Dunnett
asked the Minister of Transport what consideration he has given to the proposals he has received from the City of London, St. Marylebone and Westminster councils for increasing charges at some parking meters in central London; and what action he proposes to take.224W
§ Mr. Tom Fraser
I have considered the applications and the objections made to them and have decided to make Orders giving effect to them, subject to some minor amendments of detail. I intend to make the Orders before the end of the month to bring the new charges into operation in May.
Owing to the length of the Order for St. Marylebone and Westminster it will be some weeks before it can be laid.