§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make it his policy to give powers to local authorities to deal with vehicles which are illegally, obstructively or dangerously parked; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Carlisle
Under the Road Traffic Act 1991 local authorities are able to assume responsibility for all permitted parking controls throughout their areas on 415W application to us. They can also apply to have special parking areas designated in which they will be able to enforce virtually all parking restrictions. While the police will retain powers to enforce endorsable offences such as obstruction and dangerous parking, local authorities will in practice be able to deal with the vehicle concerned if it is also parked in contravention of a parking regulation.