HC Deb 20 February 1924 vol 169 cc1744-5

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that portions of Oxford Street and other main thoroughfares in London are again being taken up within a few months after being relaid; and whether the proposed London Traffic Bill will contain provisions to co-ordinate and regulate the powers at present exercised by numerous different authorities in this respect.?


I have been asked to answer this question. I am aware of the difficulties referred to by the hon. Member, and if the Government decide to introduce any Bill dealing with London traffic, this is one of the points which will be taken into consideration.

Colonel ASHLEY

May I ask when the decision will be arrived at, whether or not the Government is going to introduce a Bill?


I hope very shortly.


May I ask whether the Government recognises the enormous amount of loss there is owing to the congested state of the London streets, and will the Government take steps to accelerate the bringing in of a Bill to deal with this question?

Viscount CURZON

May I ask whether it is not absolutely certain that the Government will not be able to bring in this Bill, but could they not do something, at any rate, on the lines suggested in the question?