HC Deb 22 October 1975 vol 898 cc176-7W
Mr. Fry

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will expedite the bringing into force of Section 7 of the Road Traffic Act 1974 in view of the damage being done to grass verges by careless, indiscriminate parking.

Mr. Carmichael

Local authorities must survey their areas, prepare exemption orders and signs before Section 7 may be implemented in full. Since this must be done within existing resources some delay is unavoidable, but I hope it will be kept to a minimum.