§ Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list those road users who have been granted exemptions in the various traffic orders to park on the highway.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Highway authorities have wide discretion to grant exemptions from orders imposing waiting restrictions. Exemptions are normally specified for disabled persons' vehicles under the orange badge scheme, for emergency services, stage carriage and statutory undertakers' vehicles, and in some places for vehicles being loaded or unloaded. Where on-street parking is restricted, special parking facilities are sometimes provided for residents, doctors, disabled persons, diplomats, solo motorcycles, and taxis.