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Hyde Park: Car Parking

Volume 548: debated on Tuesday 20 July 1993

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asked Her Majesty's Government:On what grounds the Royal Parks agency has decided that parking in Hyde Park should not be limited; who was consulted on the issue; and whether the "traffic consultants' proposals" were published and commented on.

Responsibility for the subject of the Question has been delegated to the Royal Parks agency under its Chief Executive, Mr. David Welch. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Mr. David Welch, Chief Executive of the Royal Parks, to Lord Kennet, dated 20th July 1993 and signed by Mr. Richard Boyce in the absence of the Chief Executive.

In the absence of the Chief Executive, Viscount Astor has asked me to reply to your Written Parliamentary Question asking:

On what grounds the Royal Parks Agency has decided that parking in Hyde Park should not be limited; who was consulted on the issue; and whether the "traffic consultants' proposals" were published and commented on.

We are not proposing to change the limits of the present areas in which car parking is currently permitted in Hyde Park. The traffic consultants proposals are for the introduction of a pay and display scheme in these areas. Their proposals have been sent to the following organisations for comments, which we hope to receive by the end of the month.

Mr. S. Sporle—Director of Planning and Transportation. Westminster City Council, City Hall, Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QP.

Mr. A. Taylor—Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, The Town Hall, Horton Street.

Mrs. V. Johnson—Friends of Regent's Park, 30 Fitzroy Road, London NW1 8TY.

Mr. P. Joseph—Friends of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, 12 Eresby House, Rutland Gate, London SW7 1BT.

Mr. R. Rawes—Head of Planning and Employment Services, Camden Town Hall, Euston Road, London WCIH 8EQ.

Lt. Col. Malcolm Ross, OBE—Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain's Office, Buckingham Palace, London SW1 1AF.

Mr. C. Howes—Chief Executive, Crown Estate Office, 16 Carlton House Terrace, London SWIY 5AH.

Mr. I. C. Mackeson-Sandbach—Crown Estate Paving Commission, The Lodge, Park Square West, Regent's Park, London NW1 4LJ.

Mr R. Hunt, OBE, QPM—Assistant Commissioner, Territorial Operations, Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard, Broadway, London SWIH OBG.

Mr. P. Douglas—Department of National Heritage, 2–4 Cockspur Street, London SWIY 5DH.

Mr. N. Labovitch—The Knightsbridge Association, 8th Floor, 4 Golden Square, London, WIR 3AE.

Mr. N. Lester—Parking Director for London, 14 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W OQP.

Mr. P. Denton—Clerk to the Council, Zoological Society of London, Regent"s Park, London NW1 4RY.

Mr. I. Talbot—Artistic and Managing Director, The New Shakespeare Company, Open Air Theatre. Regent's Park, London NW1 4NP.

Mr. J. Miles—London Regional Office, Department of Transport, Room C5/08, 2 Marsham Street, London NW1 8TY.

Mr. J. S. Edgar—English Heritage, London Region, Chesham House, 30 Warwick Street, London NWI 8TY.