Parking, Inner London (Committee) (Hansard, 25 June 1951)
HC Deb 25 June 1951 vol 489 cc988-9
35. Mr. Shepherd

asked the Minister of Transport what practical steps he is now taking to provide additional parking facilities in the West End of London.

Mr. Barnes

I have set up a working party to consider the recommendations of the London and Home Counties Traffic Advisory Committee in their report on London traffic congestion in regard to car parking in the inner London area and to formulate detailed proposals.

Mr. Shepherd

Is this really satisfactory? We have had a committee and now we are to have another committee. In a very short time we shall have a committee to supervise the committee which was set up to supervise the committee. That is not good enough in such an urgent situation as exists today.

Mr. Barnes

The hon. Member is wrong. The London and Home Counties Committee pointed out the urgency of the problem, and I have now appointed the chairman of that Committee, with others, to inquire how to give practical effect to their general recommendations.

Sir H. Williams

What is the difference between a working party and a committee? Does not one involve fewer letters?