HC Deb 13 February 1990 vol 167 cc168-9W
Mr. Leighton

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information he has on the capacity of station car parks in London in each of the last 10 years; and what is his current policy on the contribution station car parks can make to transport in London.

Mr. Portillo

The provision of station car parks has an important role to play in encouraging commuters to leave their cars outside central London and to travel in by rail. The rail operators are in the best position to judge where increases in capacity will lead to increased rail demand. Network SouthEast has a substantial programme of investment in improving and expanding its car parks. I regret that I cannot supply the data requested.