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Commercial Vehicles (Street Parking)

Volume 648: debated on Thursday 9 November 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that the practice of parking heavy lorries in residential districts in London over the week-ends, as well as the night-time, is not only an inconvenience, but increases the fire risk by impeding the movement of fire engines; and what steps he is taking in the matter.

My right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport has appointed a working party to study the problem of street parking by commercial vehicles, and has asked it to consider the fire aspect. The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, who is represented on the working party, assures me that the Metropolitan police, as far as their other commitments allow, take what action they can to maintain free passage for other vehicles.