Responsibility for traffic arrangements lay with the Commissioners of Police of the Metropolis and City. In support of their advice to motorists my right hon. Friend issued a Press notice on 27th June reiterating advice on parking and showing the area in which parking meter charges were suspended.
Was there not some ambiguity in that many people parked at residents' meters without realising that they were not in a free zone although other meter bays were? Will he ask the police to exercise their discretion with the utmost sympathy towards anyone who has been summoned because of this?
The police were asked to exercise their discretion and I think that they did so, but I will certainly look into that. There was no ambiguity in the advice which my right hon. Friend gave in his Press notice.