§ Mr. Couchman
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any proposals to remove yellow parking lines in London.
§ Mr. Atkins
Responsibility for providing yellow lines rests with the local authorities on local roads and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State on trunk roads. In "Traffic in London", published on 14 December 1989, the Government propose new marking and signing arrangements for a priority route network for London, which will comprise trunk roads and certain major local roads. We also propose that the local authorities in London review the provision of yellow lines on their other local roads in accordance with guidelines to be set by my right hon. Friend and the results of a study by the Department of Transport into more positive systems for designating kerbspace.