§ Mr. Lipton
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what arrangements he has made with the appropriate authorities to enable doctors to park when visiting patients without having to incur parking fines or having their vehicles towed away.
§ Mr. Marks
My Department supports the car badge scheme operated by the British Medical Association which enables vehicles used by doctors, nurses and midwives on emergency visits to be 301W easily identified. While a badge confers no legal rights the police or traffic wardens have discretion not to enforce parking restrictions in the case of such vehicles.