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Horse Guards Parade (Car Parking Permits)

Volume 721: debated on Monday 22 November 1965

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asked the Minister of Public Building and Works by what criteria permits are issued to certain people to park their cars on the Horse Guards Parade.

Permits are issued to Government Departments in the Whitehall area and to the Houses of Parliament for those people who have a special need to use a car for their work. This was the practice of the former Administration.

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works if he will publish a full list of the names of those persons, together with a list of their Departments, who are holders of permits to park their cars in that part of the Horse Guards Parade indicated as being reserved for the Prime Minister.

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works how many permits are issued to persons to park their cars on the Horse Guards Parade; and whether he will circulate a list in the OFFICIAL REPORT of the names of these persons and their present place of employment.

At present, 539 permits are issued for parking on 333 spaces. They are issued mainly to Government Departments in the Whitehall area who allocate them as necessary to officials who have a special need to use a car for their work, and to visitors. The actual users vary from day to day. I am not prepared to circulate a list of permit holders.