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Car Parking (Lights)

Volume 466: debated on Monday 4 July 1949

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asked the Minister of Transport whether he will consider introducing legislation to amend the existing law regarding the parking of cars without lights in well-lighted streets.

My present view is that the power to exempt vehicles from carrying lights is rightly restricted to those standing or parked in places specially set aside for the purpose.

Is the Minister aware that the Home Secretary did not seem to have that opinion when he answered a good many Questions last March and previously in this House; and that the special committee of the R.A.C. and A.A. recommend that legislation should be introduced by the Minister of Transport as soon as possible.

I certainly do not agree that the Home Secretary's reply indicated a different view from my own. It really comes down to the fact that the experience of the police should be the determining factor in this matter.