HL Deb 11 March 1992 vol 536 cc63-4WA
Viscount Davidson

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What progress has been made in meetings with representatives of the coach and tourist industries, London local authorities, the police and other Government departments to alleviate coach parking problems in central London.

Lord Brabazon of Tara

My honourable friend the Minister of State for Public Transport has today announced a series of initiatives which will help to improve the central London coach parking situation. The measures include the provision of over 160 new coach parking spaces in or close to central London; the lifting of evening coach parking restrictions on the Victoria Embankment and Park Lane; the relaunch of the Bus and Coach Council Code of Conduct for the Operating and Parking of Tourist Coaches; arrangements for distribution of the revised Code of Conduct to coach drivers at Continental Channel Ports and Dover; a new pay and park facility for coaches at the North Mall Coach Park; Sunday morning opening at the Tower of London; the freezing of charges at the Tower Coach Park for a third consecutive year and a feasibility study for a radio call back experiment in the area close to Westminster Abbey.