§ Mr. Higgins
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he proposes to take in the interests of road safety to prevent coaches discharging their passengers into the middle of the road on Westminster bridge.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
Traffic regulation measures are a matter for Lambeth borough council and Westminster city council; enforcement is a matter for the Metropolitan police. The Department is encouraging the adoption of a code of practice prepared by the Bus and Coach Council, which covers among other things arrangements for picking up and setting down passengers.