§ Mr. McNamara
asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will now bring into force section 36(2) of the Road Traffic Act 1972 relating to parking on verges.
§ Mrs. Chalker
I assume the hon. Member is referring to Section 36B of the 1972 Act, as inserted by section 7 of the Road Traffic Act 1974, which will, when implimented, prohibit parking on the verges and footways of urban roads. Implementation has been deferred because local authorities and the police are not yet ready to undertake the work involved in preparing for and enforcing the ban. There are already a number of ways in which action can be taken against such parking under existing law.