§ Lord Berkeley
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What categories of users are permitted to park cars in (a) Horse Guards Parade; and (b) beside the Mall, who is responsible for allocating parking permits, and whether there are any plans to alter such arrangements.
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of National Heritage (Lord Inglewood)
Responsibility for the subject of this 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 to Lord Berkeley from the Chief Executive of the Royal Parks Agency, Mr. David Welch, dated 18 March 1997.
I have been asked by the Under-Secretary of State for National Heritage to reply to your Parliamentary Question about parking on Horse Guards Parade and the Mall North Horseride.
Vehicles are no longer permitted to park on Horse Guards Parade, except where there is an unavoidable operational need to do so.
Persons requiring a car for official Government business, and who regularly work unsocial hours or are disabled, are permitted to park on the Mall North Horseride. Departments are responsible for considering 71WA applications from their staff against these criteria and apply to the Royal Parks Agency who issue the passes.
There are no plans to alter the present arrangements.