HC Deb 10 June 1992 vol 209 cc184-5W
Dr. Spink

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received about the parking of heavy goods vehicles in residential and other unsuitable areas; and what proposals he has to assist local authorities to deal with this problem.

Mr. Kenneth Carlisle

I receive correspondence from time to time on this issue. Local authorities have a wide range of powers under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to control or prohibit lorry parking. These are described in detail in the Department's publication "Lorries in the Community", produced in 1990 in conjunction with the Civic Trust and the County Surveyors' Society, and in the accompanying manual of guidance issued to all local authorities. Parking arrangements for heavy goods vehicles may also be controlled by the traffic commissioners under operator licensing.