HC Deb 25 February 1971 vol 812 cc231-2W
Mr. George Cunningham

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what problems will be created for the Metropolitan Police by the introduction of a ban on overnight parking of lorries on residential streets in Islington;

(2) when the experimental ban on overnight parking of lorries in Tower Hamlets will be concluded; and what particular points the Metropolitan Police wish to clarify by this experiment relevant to the introduction of bans in other areas of London;

(3) what is his estimate of the average area, in street miles, which a traffic warden in the Metropolitan Police area can service for the purpose of enforcing a ban on the overnight parking of lorries in residential streets.

Mr. Sharpies

It is not yet possible to say how long the experimental scheme will need to run. The Commissioner of Police hopes to learn from it what burden of administration and enforcement such measures are likely to put on the police. One of the matters to be considered will be the appropriate level of cover by traffic wardens.