§ Lord VAIZEY
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What were the objections of the Commissioner of the Metropolitan 102WA Police to the parking scheme proposed for Blackheath Village by the London Borough of Lewisham in 1975, and whether those objections still hold in whole or in part.
§ Lord BELSTEAD
The objections of the then Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis to the proposed parking scheme in Blackheath Village were based on the shortage of traffic wardens to enforce it. The shortage of wardens today is even more serious than it was in 1975 and in these circumstances the Commissioner does not feel able to withdraw his objections.