§ 20. Sir J. Langford-Holt
asked the Minister of Transport what restrictions on parking are imposed where double yellow lines are marked on the carriageway adjacent to the kerb in the area of parking meters; and in what manner the use of such carriageway markings has been authorised.
§ Mr. Marples
Double yellow lines on the carriageway in a parking meter zone indicate a ban on waiting at all times, except for the picking up or setting down of passengers; they also indicate a ban on loading or unloading between 8.30 a.m. and midnight. I have authorised the use of these carriageway markings under the powers given to me in Section 51 of the Road Traffic Act, 1960.
§ Sir J. Langford-Holt
Can my right hon. Friend say how this authorisation has been communicated to the public? Is he aware that my impression is that no authorisation has been made public at any time?
§ Mr. Marples
I can do that quite easily. There was a Press notice which was given good coverage; the Westminster City Council produced an explanatory leaflet for drivers; the road transport organisations informed members through their bulletins and the motoring organisations covered the matter in leaflets explaining the meter zone rules. Therefore, it has received general publicity. If my hon. Friend has any further suggestions, I shall gladly consider them.