HC Deb 15 May 1968 vol 764 cc255-6W
Mr. Ernest Marples

asked the Minister of Transport what estimate he has made of the saving of administrative cost, expressed in terms of shillings per pound of parking meter revenue, on the basis of allowing unlimited meter feeding whilst at the same time making any necessary adjustment to meter charges so as to ensure that about 10 per cent. of meters are free during normal peak periods.

Mr. Bob Brown

We have made no such estimate. Meter feeding defeats one main purpose of many parking meter schemes in that it reduces the turnover

Revenue Expenditure Surplus
£ £ £
To 31st March, 1968
Manchester C.B.C. 549,200 356,600 192,600
To 31st March, 1967
Westminster C.C. 3,851,491 2,411,375 1,440,116
Camden L.B.C. 857,624 608,266 249,358
City of London 466,266 332,427 133,839
Tower Hamlets L.B.C. 15,496 21,379 Nil
Islington L.B.C. 119,642 164,157 Nil
Hackney L.B.C. 85,653 93,402 Nil
Croydon L.B.C. 231,340 200,585


Greenwich L.B.C. 62,219 80,122 Nil
Kingston-upon-Thames R.B.C. 124,030 107,291 16,739
(The schemes in Redbridge, Kensington and Chelsea and Merton are recent and the first figures will be those for the period ending 31st March, 1968.)

in the use of the space made available for short term kerbside parking.