HC Deb 16 March 1925 vol 181 cc1852-3
61. Captain ARTHUR HOPE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he will consider the proposal of removing the Duke of York's statue and steps and making a road from Carlton House Terrace to the Mall, as this would relieve a great amount of the present congestion of the traffic in Trafalgar Square and the bottom of St. James's Street?


No such proposal is before the Department. It will, of course, receive careful consideration if put forward by the authorities responsible for regulating traffic in the Metropolis.

Captain HOPE

Does not the hon. Gentleman think it would go a long way towards obviating the congestion in Trafalgar Square if this road could be made?


That is really a matter for the Ministry of Transport.


Would it not be possible to move the steps without the statue?