HC Deb 09 March 1981 vol 1000 cc261-2W
Mr. Speller

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the controls still maintained on motorway heavy duty vehicle parking areas; and if these include the fees charged for parking heavy vehicles or the power to limit such fees.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Under the terms of their leases, motorway service area operators must at all times provide adequate free short-term parking, including provision for heavy goods vehicles. Parking areas must be kept in good repair and lit to suitable standards. There is no obligation to provide facilities for longer-term parking. Operators who choose to do so are therefore at liberty to impose a charge for them.