HC Deb 01 February 1982 vol 17 cc45-6W
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.