HC Deb 24 May 1995 vol 260 cc588-9W
Mr. Roy Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what guidelines he issues to ensure that spaces allocated in public car parks for the disabled are left executively for them; and what measures he is taking to ensure that those guidelines are complied with. [25761]

Mr. Gwilym Jones

Designated bays can be provided on the highway or in off-street car parks under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. These are enforceable by law.

Guidelines for the provision and enforcement of spaces for the disabled are contained in traffic advisory leaflet 5/95 issued by the Department of Transport. Copies of the leaflet are available in the Library of the House.

In privately owned and operated car parks, it is for individual operators to take whatever steps they consider necessary to see that reserved spaces are not misused.