HC Deb 10 February 1927 vol 202 cc288-9
57. Colonel APPLIN

asked the Minister of Transport what steps have been taken to give effect to the Report of the London Traffic Advisory Committee with reference to the passenger travelling facilities for North London?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)

I have a series of reports upon travelling facilities in London under my consideration, but I am not at present in a position to make any statement.

Colonel APPLIN

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the terribly congested state of all means of transport in the North of London at present?

Colonel ASHLEY

I am aware that there is considerable congestion and certain discussions are now going on between the interested parties.


Will the right hon. Gentleman promise that while these reports are under consideration no reduction in the present inadequate travelling facilities will take place?

Colonel ASHLEY

I could not do that. The railway companies are concerned.


Can the right hon. Gentleman promise that no compulsory reduction in omnibus facilities in any of the districts which are to be inquired into will take place pending consideration of the report?

Colonel ASHLEY

I shall have to take all relevant considerations into account, but there is no present intention of doing anything of the sort.

Colonel DAY

While the right hon. Gentleman is considering north London will he also consider south-east London?

Colonel ASHLEY

Yes, I am considering north, east and south.