HC Deb 10 March 1997 vol 292 cc60-1W
Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make it the practice of the Department of the Environment Northern Ireland to inform recipients of haulage operators' licences that parking in bays or on grass areas within Housing Executive estates is prohibited and could lead to the withdrawal of the operator's licence. [18562]

Mr. Moss

The Department does not consider it necessary to advise and warn licensed haulage operators specifically about parking of their vehicles in Northern Ireland Housing Executive estates.

As a condition of their road freight operators licence, vehicles used under the licence must not be parked overnight on public roads, which would include parking bays provided within Housing Executive developments. Where the holder of a licence fails to comply with any condition of the licence, he shall be guilty of an offence and be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,000. The Department may also revoke or suspend an operator's licence where a condition of the licence has not been complied with.

Parking on grass areas is prohibited by the NIHE.