§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, in view of the fact that the Greater London Council have stated that the enforcement of parking regulations are being evaded by a large number of persons refusing to pay their penalties, and are requesting the introduction of owner liability for parking offences, he will initiate discussions with the council for the purposes of introducing such legal provisions.
§ Mr. Eldon Griffiths
I am already considering with my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary possible measures to strengthen the enforcement of parking regulations, including some form of owner liability. Although these would have implications for a wider area than Greater London, it is there that the enforcement problem is most acute, and the G.L.C. is therefore being consulted.