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Disabled Drivers

Volume 894: debated on Monday 23 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will now make available to disabled drivers from Scotland who visit London the same relief from parking restrictions as is given to disabled drivers from London who visit Scotland.

Disabled drivers from Scotland cannot be given exactly the same relief because unlimited waiting on yellow lines is allowed in Scotland but not in England and Wales, and because parts of central London with special traffic problems are excluded from the national scheme. These are the Cities of London and Westminster, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and part of the borough of Camden, all of which operate schemes for disabled people who live or work in their areas. Elsewhere in London holders of an "Orange Badge" may park without charge or time limit at parking meters, without time limit where limited waiting is allowed, and, by displaying a special orange parking disc, they may park for up to two hours on yellow lines, except in a bus lane or where a loading ban operates.