HC Deb 26 October 1972 vol 843 c374W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what authority police officers are allowed to park their private vehicles in the banned areas of Cannon Row, S.W.1, with police memos placed on the windscreens and police uniforms left in the back of the vehicles to advise traffic wardens not to take any action; and whether this is allowed near to or outside all police stations where parking prohibition is applied to private motorists.

Mr. Carlisle

The City of Westminster (Waiting and Loading Restriction) Order provides that the restrictions shall not apply tovehicles when used for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes". The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis allows such exemptions for the private vehicles of police officers in Cannon Row only when this is necessary for the purpose of police operations.