§ Mr. Freeson
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the current position on the exclusion of commercial vehicles, coaches and taxis carrying advertisements from the royal parks.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
Under the Royal Parks Regulations, 1977, without the Secretary of State's written permission
Expenditure on Trunk Roads and Motorways in England 1 Year New Construction and Improvement—£m. Maintenance £m. Estimated Actual per cent Estimated Actual per cent 1976–77 372 368 (-1) 57 57 (-) 1977–78 290 285 (-2) 64 61 (-2) 1978–79 290 282 (-3) 81 83 (+2)
no vehicle used for a trade or business (with certain specific exemptions including hackney carriages) is permitted in a Royal Park; and furthermore advertising is similarly prohibited in the Royal Parks. The position regarding the display of advertising on hackney carriages is currently under consideration.