Motor Car Parking.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 26th February 1936.

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Photo of Captain Leonard Plugge Captain Leonard Plugge , Rochester Chatham

asked the Minister of Transport whether in view of the fact that the French authorities have successfully introduced for the last 10 years the system of parking cars on alternate days on different sides of the streets, he will consider the desirability of adopting a similar practice in this country; and, if his Department is adverse to any such action, whether he will state what are the reasons actuating it?

Photo of Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha , Plymouth, Devonport

I have already confirmed a number of Orders made by local authorities which establish systems of this kind, and I am always ready to take similar action when a local authority makes application for this purpose and when local conditions justify.

Photo of Mr Albert Alexander Mr Albert Alexander , Sheffield, Hillsborough

Does not the Minister think it very much better to have separate parking places than to allow the parking of cars all down a busy street which is very inconvenient?

Photo of Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha , Plymouth, Devonport

I entirely identify myself with the suggestion in that question. Parliament has given local authorities full powers to provide proper accommodation, and I hope that they will avail themselves of their powers.

Photo of Mr Aneurin Bevan Mr Aneurin Bevan , Ebbw Vale

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that a motorist runs greater risk of prosecution by parking in a public parking place than by parking on a public highway?

Photo of Sir William Brass Sir William Brass , Clitheroe

Will my right hon. Friend recommend local authorities to use their powers in this matter?