HC Deb 08 August 1901 vol 99 cc54-5
MR. MALCOLM (Suffolk, Stowmarket)

I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether he would consent to delay the widening of Piccadilly until the effect upon traffic of the proposed continuation of the Mall into Cockspur Street has been ascertained.

MR. SYDNEY BUXTON (Tower Hamlets, Poplar)

May I suggest that the work should be suspended until next year, that the House may have an opportunity for considering the proposal?


I will consider that, but I may point out that the scheme was before the House last year. I do not think the alternative suggested by my hon. friend would have any appreciable effect, seeing that no heavy traffic or omnibuses can use the route; but the point shall be considered.

MR. JAMES LOWTHER (Kent, Thanet)

Was not the scheme very generally condemned last year?


I am not aware of that, and I venture to think that the scheme can be defended, and that if the public knew exactly what is intended objections would be easily answered.

MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the scheme is generally condemned in Ireland?