HC Deb 13 May 1925 vol 183 cc1855-6

asked the Minister of Transport when the Advisory Traffic Committee was set up; how many meetings have been held; and, in view of the urgency of the traffic problem, will he use his influence and urge the Committee to expedite their investigations and complete their Report?

Colonel ASHLEY

The London Traffic Advisory Committee was constituted on the 17th December last, and held As first meeting on the following day. Up to date, 12 meetings of the full Committee have been held. In addition, a number of subcommittees have been appointed. These subcommittees hold frequent meetings and by personal visits investigate on the spot the traffic problems which they have under consideration. The Committee have, as a result of much hard work, already made a number of recommendations, to which effect has been given, and they will continue to report to me from time to time on the matters which have been referred to them. The Committee are also under a statutory obligation under Section 1 (11) of the London Traffic Act, to make an annual report to me on their proceedings, and this report will be laid before Parliament in due course.


When may we hope for some amelioration of the traffic congestion in the main streets of London?

Colonel ASHLEY

I am afraid the hon. Member must really wait and see. After all, it is best to hasten by going slowly.


Are the Traffic Committee considering the traffic between Essex and Liverpool Street?


Notice should be given of that question.