HC Deb 06 February 1973 vol 850 c91W
Mr. Redmond

asked the Lord President of the Council if he will examine the possibility of constructing a servicing bay and car wash in the new underground car park in New Palace Yard and of letting these facilities on franchise so that at least part of the cost of total construction might be recovered.

Mr. Prior

I have looked into my hon. Friend's proposals and am afraid that such a scheme would not be practicable. In addition to the fact that the adoption of such proposals would inevitably reduce the amount of car parking space, considerable technical difficulties would be encountered, particularly in providing room for the hoists which would be essential and disposing of hundreds of gallons of water.