HC Deb 19 May 1924 vol 173 cc1819-20
45. Captain BRASS

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he is aware of the difficulty motorists have in finding the road to the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley from the centre of London; and, in view of this fact, whether he will issue instructions for directional signposts to be erected in such positions as to indicate the route, which signs would serve a double purpose, that of indicating the route and advertising the exhibition?


The erection of signposts is a matter for the Minister of Transport who has, I understand, been in communication with the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in regard to the direction of vehicular traffic to the British Empire Exhibition. I understand, moreover, that signs for the direction of motorists, not only from London, but also from other parts of the country, are being prepared and that it is hoped to erect a certain number this week. I am also informed that the Commissioner of Metropolitan Police proposes to issue to the Press, at an early date, advice as to the best means of approaching Wembley from the centre of London.